Category Archives: beads


Consequences of Foreign Bodies in Ears and Nose | Don’t Stick Don’t Stuff


The Dangers of Foreign Bodies in Noses and Ears –     Young children, out of curiosity, often insert small objects in their nose and ears. They do this out of innocence, curiosity, and a bid to explore their bodies. It is important for adults to understand that such actions can lead to serious health problems, […]

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Kids Holiday Craft Safety! (and a Buddha Hand)


Today I wanted to show all of you 3 fruits from our 2 year old tree, called a Buddha Hand Citron. These fascinating looking and uber-fragrant citrus grow on a tree similar to other lemon trees. The difference is that the segments are already opened and each segment or “finger” is covered with the skin […]

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Best Children’s Book for Xmas?


 What a phenomenal talent David Spindel is! He and his family are big fans of our book Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! so he created this fun image for the holiday season! Come to think of it, our book is the perfect size for a stocking stuffer. Coincidentally, […]

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Craft bead stuck… removed today


This is a follow up to yesterday’s blogpost. This 5 year old girl underwent general anesthesia today to remove a small round bead from her right ear canal. (The exact bead is pictured to the left). After removal, there was no bleeding and no pain. I don’t think she will do this again.   Jerald S. Altman, M.D. […]

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Rolling, rolling, rolling


I received less than happy news when one of your favorite big-box #craft stores rejected our book.  While they thought it allowed for great conversation with children, and was a cute, fun, nicely illustrated book, they rejected it.  Why, you ask, dear reader?  Because they were concerned that it would prevent parents from buying beads […]

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Those arts and crafts beads!


After being in practice for over 15 years as an Otolaryngologist-Head and Neck Surgeon (Ear Nose and Throat specialist) I am never amazed at what kids end up putting into their ears and nose.  One of the most common foreign objects is the bead.  You know – those bead that kids and adults use to […]

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