Category Archives: ear


New guidelines lead to cheaper, more effective treatment for middle ear fluid


Otitis media with effusion or OME is so common in children that almost all kids will have experience middle ear fluid and many will have at least one ear infection by the time that they reach school age. Acute otitis media is a painful ear infection. This infection develops when the middle ear becomes infected. […]

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Top 5 Tips to Save Children from Ear and Nose Foreign Bodies


It’s very common for kids to stick things where they don’t belong: namely the nose and the ears. The list of things they insert just keeps continues to grow, from candy to rocks to beads and buttons. All of these foreign bodies can lead to some serious health issues, including blocked airways, nosebleeds and punctured […]

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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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Mohawks and Gauges in Ears and Noses


Today was a double-header!  Another reason why Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! might be a great read for adults:  This 27 year old woman came in today because she was found to have a #foreign object in her left ear.  Attempt at removal by another medical professional was […]

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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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Been to a GREAT booksigning, recently?


My post today was going to be all about my upcoming book talk and signing.  It will be on August 16, 2014 at the new Phoenix location of the famed #Changing Hands Bookstore.  I was going to go on and on about book signings: what they are, why they exist and why bookstores and authors […]

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