Mother’s kiss

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Low-tech approaches can have dramatic effects too. Young children sometimes place small objects – plastic toys or beads, for example – in their nose. But they often have trouble blowing their nose to expel such foreign bodies.

The ‘mother’s kiss’ technique for dislodging the offending object – involving a parent closing the unblocked nostril while blowing into the child’s mouth – is simplicity itself, as well as being very effective [2], [6].

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