Instead of rushing your children to the hospital the next time a bean or Lego piece gets stuck up their nose, a new British study says that a technique named “mother’s kiss” is an effective way to remove “foreign nasal objects”, ABC News reports.
The mother’s kiss technique published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal isn’t referring to the soft peck mommies place on their babies’ booboos.
It’s a method that creates a seal when mom places her mouth on her child’s mouth and delivers a forceful breath that’s similar to the pressure of a sneeze, while blocking the unobstructed nostril with a finger.
The pressure can help to push the item out of the uncovered nostril or push it down further so it’s easier to pull out, and the technique can be used repeatedly.
Dr. Stephanie Cook of Buxted Medical Center in the U.K. led the study and she says the technique is successful 60 percent of the time.
No negative side effects were found. Read more here: http://abcn.ws/RxvESn
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