Children aged 2-5 years have the highest incidence of nasal foreign bodies with some studies suggesting a greater prevalence in boys.
Nasal foreign bodies (NFB), particularly in young children. NFBs may be inorganic items (beads, stones or crayons) or food items.
The mother’s kiss technique is effective approximately 60% of the time, irrespective of the type of foreign body.
Even when not successful, the mother’s kiss technique may improve the visibility of the foreign body making removal by another technique easier.