Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Foreign Body in the Nose Evaluation

The evaluation of a nose foreign body begins with a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with a nose foreign body include:


Physical findings in someone with a nasal infection caused by a nose foreign body include:

Usually, tests are not necessary to evaluate a nose foreign body.

Tests that may be used to evaluate a nose foreign body include:

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Last Updated: Dec 21, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Foreign Body in the Nose References
  1. Chan TC, Ufberg J, Harrigan RA, Vilke GM. Nasal foreign body removal. J Emerg Med. 2004 May;26(4):441-5. [15093852]
  2. Navitsky RC, Beamsley A, McLaughlin S. Nasal positive-pressure technique for nasal foreign body removal in children. Am J Emerg Med. 2002 Mar;20(2):103-4. [11880873]
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