Monday, September 8, 2008
If a child has an item, such as a small button or large piece of chicken, stuck up either nostril, close the opposing nostril using your finger and tell child to blow hard through their nose. The offending item should, hopefully, shoot across the room and a trip to the emergency room can be averted.

NOTE OF CAUTION: Make sure the child blows as hard as he/she can without inhaling or the item will be sucked further up in to the sinuses. Yes, this lesson was learned the hard way.

If spagetti (or other string-like object) is looped in one nostril and out of the other, have the child gently blow out through the nose while gently, but with consistent pressure, pulling on the object's longest end.


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