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How to Remove Crayons and Other Objects From Your Child’s Nostril

One of the more common complaints we see in the emergency department is “foreign body in the nose”. I have recovered crayon caps, beads, pieces of tissue, berries, and a plastic Barbie shoe among other things from children’s nostrils. The question parents want answered is how to remove objects from a child’s nose at home…

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Children and Concussions – What a Headache!

As a pediatric emergency physician and a hockey mom, concussions are at the forefront of my list of things to worry about (as if I don’t have enough already). This month’s issue of Pediatrics (the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics) just published an article on what our pediatricians and emergency medicine providers…

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Natural Cold Remedies for Kids; What’s the Evidence?

Now that it’s winter we have seen our share of runny noses, ear infections, nagging coughs and missed school days. Trips to the health food store present a dizzying array of cold and flu fighting options. Vitamin C, Echinacea, and zinc are the commonly sold items. The question we all want answered is whether they…

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