Foreign Object In The Nose

Usually children are the affected ones and During play, they insert small objects into nostrils. The foreign objects include Food particles, Erasers, Dried seeds, Objects, like crayons, Beads, Buttons and other such small objects.

First Aid Treatment

  • The person must be urged to breathe through mouth
  • The person should avoid breathing with force
  • Close the unaffected nostril
  • Blow out gently through the affected nostril
  • Get medical aid if this method fails

Steps to Avoid

  • Do not probe an object which is not seen
  • Do not probe an object that is not easy to grasp
  • Do not blow nose too hard
  • Do not use sharp instruments to remove the object

Consult a doctor when the object cannot be removed or/and when the victim suffers from infection

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