Your young child places a bead, seed, or other object up the nose (didn’t we all?)
What do you do?
Who should you call?
Call Momma! She can administer a decades-old home remedy of sorts known as the “mother’s kiss”. It’s a lot less scary or invasive than some of the tools and techniques used in emergency rooms.
“Mother’s Kiss” was first described in 1965. It doesn’t need to be Momma, of course, any parent or loving relative could do it in an emergency.
The parent or caretaker places their mouth over their child’s mouth while holding the unaffected nostril closed with one finger.
The parent or caretaker blows into the child’s mouth. It’s a bit like “the kiss of life”, except you don’t hold the nose and block it; you allow the air to come through the plugged nostrils.
The breath may force the object out.
If it doesn’t, don’t blow harder or go find the local bagpipe player.
Just go to the ER.