"You Did What?"
Surprise! Your Child…
…stuck a pea up her nose.
What you should do: Have her look at the sun. “The light can make some kids sneeze, and it might just come flying out,” says Natterson. If that doesn’t work but your child can breathe (hold a tissue under the nostril to check if air is flowing), there’s no need to rush to the ER. Call your pediatrician and schedule a time to come in. How will you know something is stuck in your child’s nostril if you don’t catch her in the act? Bad breath. “If an object has been up there a couple of days, her breath will smell,” says Natterson.
Resist the urge to: Retrieve it yourself. You might end up pushing the object farther up.
So maybe you can’t change your health overnight. But you can get a head start.