“Mother Kiss” is a treatment when a mother tries to remove an object stuck in a child’s nasal cavity. The researchers applied this technique and found it to be very effective and useful.
13 Tips for an Effective Mother Kiss
“Mother Kiss” is a useful and secure treatment for extracting any substance trapped in children’s noses. Usually, children between the ages of 2 and 5 years face this problem. During this age group, children have a natural fear because of their age and is difficult to treat them. These attempts can be worst and very painful to remove.
5 Techniques To Remove Objects From Child’s Nostril
The blocked item from the child’s nasal cavity should be removed safely and quickly to clear the nasal airway.
5 Techniques For Object Removal:
- Instrumental extraction (using a hook or nasal forceps),
- Balloon Catheters,
- Cyanoacrylate Glue &
- Various Positive-Pressure Techniques
The simple way is to ask the patient, while covering the unaffected nostril, to blow the nose. This technique is only possible for older kids. Another way is to apply a bag valve mask over the child’s face. After that squeeze the bag to apply an air puff into the mouth.
If you are not comfortable with all these techniques then simply use the “mother kiss” or “parent’s kiss” method.
Research Method for Mother’s Kiss
The primary objective of the method was to retrieve the object from the nasal cavity and record its effects. The secondary objective was to minimize the number of cases. In this case, a general anesthetic was required to extract the object stuck in the nasal cavity.
During the analysis, a study was included depending if it met the following criteria.
“Children with any type of object within the nasal cavity (i.e., visible or not), involves the mother’s kiss or an equivalent technique”
We analyzed these studies for the effectiveness of this technique, including;
- Age and gender of the child,
- The type of object stuck in the nasal cavity,
- Complete visibility of the object in the nose,
- When the object stuck in the nasal cavity and,
- Any previous attempts to remove the object
Doctors always infuse saline into the nose before removing the object stuck in the nasal cavity. The doctors used the technique of the “Mother’s Kiss” to extract the object from the nasal cavity. (This involves the power of the air puff deployed into the mouth of the child)
8 Variables Predicting “Mother Kiss” Success
After the research, the following variables were concluded to be impacting the success of a mother kiss.
- Patient’s Gender
- Age of the Patient
- Patient’s racial or ethnic background
- Foreign body/Object or body position (unilateral or bilateral)
- International body/Object (smooth, regular; irregular)
- Foreign body/Object visibility inside the nasal cavity
- Calculating the time since the insertion of the nasal object
- how many times did you try to remove the object from the nose
For first-line treatment, the mother’s kiss seems to be a discreet and successful strategy. Furthermore, in some cases, it may eliminate the need for general anesthesia. We need to go for more research if we are planning to compare various positive-pressure methods.
To access its effectiveness, it is important to know how long the object has been embedded and to find its exact position in the nasal cavity. These studies should include prospective case series to minimize the effect of selective reporting, pre-registered, broad, consecutive.