Let Mom Scope Out the Throat

April 7, 2011

Young children are usually fearful of the otoscope and tongue depressor in the hands of a physician. To ease their fears, I give the otoscope to their mother and stand close behind her and examine the throat.

Young children are usually fearful of the otoscope and tongue depressor in the hands of a physician. To ease their fears, I give the otoscope to their mother and stand close behind her and examine the throat. This approach has been very successful.

- Bhagwan D. Bang, MD
    Opp, Ala