Translation of Hakeem Saeed’s “Dehati Mualij”

Chapt 1 : Accidents; contd.

Children are often prone to these types of accidents, and what is a minor irritation has the potential to transform into a major injury. Therefore the parents have to be vigilant, and administer aid as needed. In this case we are discussing the scenario If Something Is Stuck In the Nose.  In previous posts we have also discussed scenarios If Something Goes in the Eye or If Water Goes Into the Ear.  Just like the ear sometimes children put some small seed, eraser or some other small object in the nose and when he tries to take it out it gets pushed inside and the child gets upset. This could also be dangerous for the child If Something Is Stuck In the Nose.

If Something Is Stuck In the Nose

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If something is stuck in the nose

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What to do If Something Is Stuck In the Nose?

If Something Is Stuck In the Nose make the child lie down on a flat surface and try to see the object. In case you can see it, pull out with a tweezers.

If the object cannot be seen then do the following:

  1. Make the child lie down on a flat surface;
  2. Close the mouth of the child with one hand;
  3. Ask him to breath with the affected nostril;
  4. With the pressure of the air the object will leave it place and start coming out;
  5. If it moves and you can see it then remove it with a tweezers;

If the above technique does not work then put a straw in the affected nostril and try to pull out the air in the nostril. With the pressure of the air the thing will come out.

If all these methods do not work then use something so that the child sneezes. With the pressure of sneezing the object will come out.