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Parent's kiss to remove nasal foreign bodies in children

Report By: Dr Mohan Rao Koppuravuri, CT3 Emergency Medicine

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Institution: Leeds General Infirmary, UK

Clinical scenario

A 3-year-old boy presents to Emergency Department having pushed a nut into his right nostril. The foreign body is easily visible in his nose but the child is very uncooperative for you to remove it. While you are about to refer the child to ENT, your colleague asks you to try the Positive pressure technique (PPT), or parent's kiss, and you wonder whether it will work.

Three part question

In [children with nasal foreign bodies] will [parent's …

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