Case Series Suggest 'Mother's Kiss' Is Safe, Effective

Technique for removing foreign objects from nasal cavity effective in about 60 percent of cases

TUESDAY, Oct. 16 (HealthDay News) -- A technique known as "mother's kiss" is safe and generally effective for removing foreign objects from children's noses, according to a review published online Oct. 15 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Stephanie Cook, B.M., B.Ch., of the Buxted Medical Centre in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic review of the literature to evaluate the efficacy and safety of the mother's kiss technique for removing foreign bodies from children's nasal cavities. The technique is performed by covering the child's mouth with the mother's mouth to form a seal, blocking the clear nostril with her finger, then blowing into the child's mouth. The puff of air can result in expulsion of the foreign body.

Eight studies were included in the analysis involving 152 children aged 1 to 8 years. The researchers found that the overall success rate was 59.9 percent. No adverse effects were reported in any of the published studies.

"The mother's kiss appears to be a safe and effective technique for first-line treatment in the removal of a foreign body from the nasal cavity," the authors write. "In addition, it may prevent the need for general anesthesia in some cases."

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