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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 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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Cleaning Your Ears Safely – No Qtips In Your Ears!


Qtip brand Qtips made by Unilever should not be used in the ear canal, period.  On Unilever’s website, it reads, “To clean your ears, stroke Q-tips ® cotton swabs gently around the outer ear, without entering the ear canal.” This begs the question: Why does everyone (well nearly everyone) put Qtips in their ear canal? […]

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A foreign object is not always so funny.


This bead was an expensive one. There were 2 attempts to remove it before I tried. Well, when I tried, the 4 year old was LESS than happy to cooperate and the ear canal was slightly swollen. So, I had to bring her to the O.R. so that she could be put under anesthesia. After […]

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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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