Category Archives: Weird Stuff


Really Nice Girl with really gross nasal foreign body


Well, I agree that it has been quite some time that I have removed an object from a young child’s nose.  I was going to post a little story about my 68 year old female patient who could not, for the life of her, figure out how she kept getting ear infections (otitis externa, A.K.A. […]

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The Productive Lunch Hour Time – The Russ Rule


Lunch time is your time.  But it is sometimes too busy to get important things done in such a small amount of time.  According to Jacquelyn Smith who writes for the Business Insider, successful people do 13 things during their lunch hour  One of the things that most working people do during their lunch hour is […]

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I love this poem – read it in Medical School


This is completely unrelated to foreign bodies or our book.  It is related to every one of us, so I will post it here.  Many of you have read it before.  Many have read it once and may not have really READ it.  So this time read it twice.  Remember it when you are interacting […]

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Foreign bodies from a foreign country!


I am off to Me’Kele, Ethiopia where we will work alongside Ethiopian doctors examining and caring for the people of Ethiopia.  I don’t know if they put things in their ears and nose as often as the U.S. kids (and adults) do… we will see.  For those of you who aren’t 100% sure where Ethiopia […]

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Not Weird At All!


Don’t Stick Sticks Up Your Nose!  Don’t Stuff Stuff In Your Ears! is loved!  https://www.facebook.com/QuirkyMomma got a hold of our book and loved it!  So far, dog food up a child’s nose and fish tank gravel in the nose were 2 of the most recent nasal foreign bodies reported after they mentioned our book.  The gravel came out on it’s own, […]

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How to clean your ears in 2 easy steps.


Grandma used to say that nothing goes in your ears except your elbow and she was right! While there may be multiple methods tried, the first rule of thumb is that nothing should go in your ears except your elbow!  But, if ear wax is a problem you may: 1)  Put a few drops of hydrogen […]

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Foreign Body Removed from an Ear


The little item (not the quarter) was removed from a 9 year old girl’s ear – should we rewrite the book for an older age group?

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Needle Removed from an Adults Ear


So … this 52 year old guy comes in with this pine needle in his left ear.

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Ewww! A Bug in an Ear?


Dr. L, again, removes a bug from a 12 year old’s ear. Shoo fly…

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Fixodent in the Ear?


Dr. L removed this Fixodent from a patient’s ear. Don’t Stuff In Your Ears!

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