Removal of Nasal Foreign Bodies
We will safely and accurately remove any foreign body that is stuck inside the nasal canal.
In most cases, patients who see us with objects stuck in their nostril are children.
Causes of Nasal Foreign Bodies:
The most common cause of foreign bodies being placed in the nose is voluntary—in other words, a young child was curious about putting a bead or rock in their nose, and it got stuck. Trauma is another possible cause, so it’s important to check the nose after a person falls or is struck in the face.
Symptoms of Nasal Foreign Bodies:
Difficulty breathing on one side of the nose, nasal bleeding, postnasal drip, sinus or nasal pain and pressure. A foul odor may be noticed by the parents.
Benefits of Removal of Foreign Bodies
What to Expect
Whenever possible, Dr. Davis removes the object in the office. In some younger children, a few minutes of sedation are required at a nearby operating room. Dr. Davis gently removes the object, sometimes with the assistance of a small endoscope. There is no downtime once the procedure is complete.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*