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Foreign body in the nose
Alternative namesNose - objects in
DefinitionFirst aid for a foreign object inserted into the nose.
ConsiderationsCurious young children may insert small objects into their nose in a normal attempt to explore their own bodies. Potential objects may include food, seeds, dried beans, small toys, crayon pieces, erasers, paper wads, cotton and beads.
A foreign body allowed to remain in the nose may lead to irritation and infection. The child may have difficulty breathing.
Update Date: 5/6/2003Jason Newman, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Group, Washington, DC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT