What to do if a child puts an object up the nose

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on the signs that your child may have put something up his or her nose and needs to see a doctor
What to Do if Your Child Puts an Object Up their Nose
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What to do if a child puts an object up the nose

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You may suspect that your child has placed something in their nose if you smell a foul odor coming out from their mouth or if you actually see something in their nose. If you can see it very easily at the tip and reach it, you can try to pull it out but if it's very deep or it's been there for a long time, you should probably go see your doctor. Foreign bodies in the nose can be dangerous because the size of the inside your nose is the same size as your airway. If babies were to inhale suddenly they could aspirate or choke on the thing that are stuck on their nose.

Pediatrician Tamiko Jordan, MD, shares advice for parents on the signs that your child may have put something up his or her nose and needs to see a doctor

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Tamiko Jordan, MD

General Pediatrician, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Dr. Jordan was born in Riverside, California and received her medical degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.  She completed her pediatric residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and has since worked in many different settings.  Currently she is an attending pediatrician at the Altamed General Pediatric Clinic at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where she teaches pediatric residents and sees her own patients in private practice.  She has been featured on ABC7 and FOX11 news as well as the Patt Morrison Show on 89.3 KPCC.  Her latest project is the asthma clinic at Altamed, where she can spend more time educating patients and parents about optimizing their asthma care and minimizing ER visits and lost school days.  

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