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Foreign Body in the Nose

Overview, Causes, & Risk Factors | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

The nose can become blocked accidentally by a substance not normally found there. Such an object or material is called a foreign body.

What is going on in the body?

Occasionally, an object like a bead is put into the nose, where it may become stuck. This occurs most often among children. The object generally needs to be removed to prevent problems.

What are the causes and risks of the condition?

A foreign body in the nose may be caused by the following:

  • deliberately inserting a small object, such as a bean, into the nostril
  • having the airway packed in a healthcare setting
  • playing or roughhousing
  • Children are at a higher risk because they are more likely to put objects into their nose.


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    Foreign Body in the Nose: Symptoms & Signs

    Author: Adam Brochert, MD
    Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
    Date Reviewed: 04/03/01

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