Category Archives: Ears


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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Education


 •  If you teach children that foods high in sugar and fats are unhealthy, will they eat more of them? •  If you teach sexual education, will more teenage Moms have babies? •  If you teach young kids to avoid putting objects in their noses and ears, will they do it more often? The answer is NO!   […]

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NO QTIPS! 7 Tips to Safely Keep Your Ears Clean


Many people are used to cleaning their ears with Qtips. Their goal is to, well, keep them clean. This well-intentioned act, however, can actually risk our hearing ability. The ear, particularly the inside parts, are extremely delicate. So, special care has to be taken when cleaning the ears. The following tips will help you keep your ears clean in a […]

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Sex Education- Analogy to Don’t Stick Sticks…


Teaching Sexual Education in schools is similar to reading our book to kids. Reading Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose! Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! will NOT increase the likelihood that your child will put an object in their ears and nose. 2 Big Box ‪#‎craft‬ stores decided not to put this book on their […]

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Top 5 Tips for Preventing Swimmer’s Ear


Swimmer’s ear is a medical condition that results in significant pain as a result of irritation, inflammation, or infection in the ear. Its name is based on the fact that it normally affects swimmers. It typically affects children as well as teenagers, but can also have an effect on people with eczema. The pain is […]

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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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Kids are great listeners, aren’t they?


I visited my son’s school today on his day off, so he came with me to read to his class and the other “3’s” class. When I got to the room, the kids were outside, so the teachers invited both classes in and they sat nicely in front of me. They were very attentive and […]

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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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Qtips in ears – if Mom can do it, so can I interview with Nicole Crites, CBS 5 in Phoenix


What an awesome time I had with #Nicole Crites, morning news anchor for #CBS 5 in Phoenix! We started out, before the interview, talking about all things ears, nose and throat.  As is common, the conversation quickly turned to ear wax!  It seems that the general public thinks that Qtips were made to squeegee out […]

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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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