Week 5 of #DrMummyTips is all about the story of a raisin up a schnoz.
I dedicate this post to those with adventurous little people. The type who love to explore those little holes inside their heads and store away little treats for later.
Last week a 2 year old came into my surgery with one snotty and smelly nostril.
The other nostril was fine. He had no fever. Was happy and well. No cough. No cold.
“Do you think he may have something up there?” I asked his mum.
“Well…he does love to squirrel raisins…”
Bingo. (Arranged with the Ear, Nose & Throat team locally to see him the next day and have a look up there to pull it out.)
If you are ever worried that your child has stuck something in their ear/nose – visit your GP so we can have a look.
Things to look out for if you think your child has put something up their hooter:
- Any difficulty breathing (as sometimes the object can dislodge from the nose and fall to the back of the throat)
- If they have a fever/become unwell (because a foreign object can cause infection if not removed)
Please don’t attempt to fish something out. Noses have a lot of tiny blood vessels and can bleed something special if nicked.
Leave it to the expert raisin/pea/lego-brick extractors.
So, #DrMummyTips number 5…
“Beware the single snotty nostril”
Dr Claudia x
Please note: The materials in this web site are in no way intended to replace the professional medical care, advice, diagnosis or treatment of a doctor. The web site does not have answers to all problems. Answers to specific problems may not apply to everyone. If you notice medical symptoms or feel ill, you should consult your doctor. Dr Claudia x