Make 'Em Laugh

February 1, 2008

Rather than relying on a gag or a wide-mouthed cry after otoscopy to examine a very young child's posterior pharynx, consider a happier alternative.

Rather than relying on a gag or a wide-mouthed cry after otoscopy to examine a very young child's posterior pharynx, consider a happier alternative. Ask the parents if they can make their child laugh. A hearty laugh may give you the best view possible and will leave everyone with a smile.

-- D. Brady Pregerson, MD
Los Angeles
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