Objects in the Nose - Prevention

Small children love to explore their surroundings. They are also curious about their bodies. To prevent children from inserting objects into their noses:

  • Caution children not to put any object into a body opening.
  • Supervise young children, especially children younger than age 4, to reduce the risk that they will put objects in their noses or other body openings.
  • Keep all objects small enough to be swallowed or inserted into body openings away from small children.
  • Store all disc batteries in a safe place out of the reach of children. Properly dispose of used disc batteries out of the reach of children.

Older children or adults should be cautious when working with small objects or if they have nose piercings.

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