Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Nose Foreign Body Home Care

Home care for a nose foreign body includes:

  • Steps to remove the foreign body:
    • Block the nostril on the side without the foreign body.
    • Blow your nose gently.
    • Seek care if the foreign body remains in the nose.

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Nose Foreign Body Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have a nose foreign body and any of the following:

Continue to Nose Foreign Body Outlook

Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Nose Foreign Body References
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  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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