Thursday, May 7, 2009

Small Object Stuck in Child's Nostril?

I heard an ingenious trick from one of my Bible study friends for getting small objects out of children's nostrils. If your child hasn't tried to stick a bead, pea, or other similar object up his or her nose, just wait!

I got the opportunity to try this earlier tonight and was amazed at how fast it worked and how painless it is (compared to sticking something up the nostril in chase of said object--bad idea).

Simply block the other nostril with your finger and blow hard in the child's mouth (think, mouth to mouth resuscitation here). The object will quickly fly out! File this tip away in your mental emergency medical file.


Lainie said...

When our daughter stuck a popcorn kernel up her nose we filled a clean bulb syringe with saline solution and "shot it" up the clear nostril and the popcorn kernel shot out the other side. Think turbo charged Neti-Pot! hee hee. Your way sounds less messy. I'll have to file it away for future... thanks for sharing.

Julie Sanders said...

I LOVE this idea, and I have a great visual image in my mind. :) I have 2 children and somehow managed never to have the "thing in the nose" trauma, but I will keep the info in mind, nevertheless. I HOPE I won't ever have to try it. :) Very timely ... Happy Mother's Day!

Bridgette Boudreaux said...

This is great! I've got to remember this one!