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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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Summertime Care of Tympanostomy Tubes


Statistics show that every year almost half a million children undergo surgeries under anesthesia in which ear tubes are inserted into their ear drums. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and is carried out to remove any fluid that may have become trapped behind the ear drum and to prevent recurrent ear infections. A few […]

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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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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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