Thumb print sign = Epiglottitis

Epiglottitis is a clinical diagnosis and under no circumstances, an unstable patient should be made to lie flat to obtain an x-ray which may close off the airway.

Nasal foreign bodies in kids…just give them a kiss

A non-invasive option for nasal foreign bodies is the ‘mother’s kiss’ technique, which requires the assistance of a trusted adult caregiver. “While occluding the unaffected nostril with a finger, the adult then blows until they feel the resistance caused by closure of the child’s glottis, at which point the adult gives a sharp exhalation to […]

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