Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard opened up about a frightening experience after their 4-year-old daughter, Delta, was rushed to the ER on Tuesday.
Bell told fans that Delta had gone and put something small up her nose and that it got stuck.
However, the actress didn’t say whether or not they attempted to use home treatment to try to dislodge a jewel from her child’s nostril (it might have saved them a trip to the hospital).
As reported by Us Weekly, the “Veronica Mars” actress wrote on her Instagram story:
Right before this photo was taken my youngest daughter shoved a jewel up her nose up to her brain and we jumped in the car headed to the emergency room. On the way she snorted it out and we re-routed and went to @nbcthegoodplace #FYC panel instead.
According to Healthline, it’s quite common for children under the age of 5 to place foreign objects into their mouth, ears, or nose.
If you’re a parent and your child has put something into their nasal passages, you can first try to safely remove the object to avoid the ER or urgent care.
One trick you can try is using tweezers to remove large objects. For small objects, it’s best to stop the child from sniffing and instead “encourage your child to breathe through their mouth until the object is removed.”
If that doesn’t work, take them to the hospital to have the object removed by medical professionals because you don’t want to cause them a lot of discomfort or move the object farther up their nose.
So go ahead and try that first, and then if that doesn’t work, head to urgent care.