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Can I safely remove a small foreign object my child placed up her nose?

Can I safely remove a small foreign object my child placed up her nose?

No: The problem with trying to take it out yourself is that the narrowest part of the nasal passage is right past the nostril... It's very easy to push it back farther to the point of "no return" and risk your child aspirating the object. Nasal foreign bodies are generally not emergencies and can be seen in clinic as soon as possible. The er doc can traumatize your child and cause bleeding. See an ent. ...Read more

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If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose, how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

If a child sticks a foreign object up their nose,  how long will it take for them to stop breathing and die if it is not removed?

Doesn't happen: It can be up there for days and the kid will start smelling like they have terminal body odor.After it is pulled out , the trapped germs begin to disappear and the kid returns to normal.They often need a brief antibiotic course for a sinus infection. ...Read more

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What treatments for foreign object in nose can I try at home?

What treatments for foreign object in nose can I try at home?

Blow it out: For young children. Occlude the non-affected bare, place your mouth over theirs with a good seal and give a quick "puff" of breath. This often will blow the object out.. Be warned that the object and mucous may hit you in the face when you do this. For older kids or adults, simply attempt to blow it out by blowing the nose. If unable to do this then seek medical care. ...Read more

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Doctor scared my son talking about him having foreign object in nose. What would you say?

Doctor scared my son talking about him having foreign object in nose. What would you say?

Consequences: Doctors can not keep patients from doing things that might hurt themselves; we are here to provide information about the potential consequences of such actions. ...Read more

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I am struggling with dry painful eyes. I got prescription glasses last year but it's not helping. I have noticed small bump on the white part of my eyes close to the nose side. It feels like a foreign object that's causing me pain and discomfort.

I am struggling with dry painful eyes. I got prescription glasses last year but it's not helping. I have noticed small bump on the white part of my eyes close to the nose side. It feels like a foreign object that's causing me pain and discomfort.

Need a lubricant: Prescription glasses will help only with the vision component not the dry eye problem. You should also be using an eye lubricant or replacement tears type of drops for your eyes. These are sold over the counter or by prescription by your opthalmalogist. Also have the eye dr check your bump as it may be caused by irritation. ...Read more

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Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

Can I use a shower head to flush out a small foreign object in my eye?

I would never: You can wet a Q-tip and place the wet end near the object & then gently tease it off the eye. If it will not move, you need to go to an urgent care clinic so they can extract it. An alternative might be using a big bottle of artificial tears to squirt at/flush the object. You cannot control the flow or direction of a showerhead & are likely to do more harm than good. ...Read more

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Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Regular bloody noses. No foreign object concerns. Ac, yes. It is always precipitated by a feeling of mucous draining from sinus- but red blood. What?

Postnasal drainage : From allergies can very well cause nosebleeding as you described. You will need to take antihistamines and nasal sprays w steroids .Clean your nose with saline solutions or otc nasal mist. Need to rule out bleeding disorders if you have easy bruising, tires easily or petechial spots. ...Read more

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My 8yo has had for years an infection odor surrounding her head. Inside r nostril shows a swollen red lump. history epistaxis. Foreign object or what?

My 8yo has had for years an infection odor surrounding her head. Inside r nostril shows a swollen red lump. history epistaxis. Foreign object or what?

Foreign body: With the story you tell it is very conceivable that she has a foreign body in her nose. The swollen red lump can represent a response to a foreign body or it may be a nasal polyp she should have an ENT physician take a peek up her nose to verify the problem. ...Read more

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I hadan object fall from a high shelf, it hit my nose on the side. It is cut along the nose, I have some pain. Do you thinknits serious?

I hadan object fall from a high shelf, it hit my nose on the side.  It is cut along the nose, I have some pain. Do you thinknits serious?

Nasal trauma: Go to the er if the cut is deep or bleeding. They may be able to tell if it's broken but you may need to see an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Having nosebleeds every 3rd day, pimple like object inside nose. Had same thing in 2011. What could cause these?

Having nosebleeds every 3rd day, pimple like object inside nose. Had same thing in 2011. What could cause these?

Periodic nosebleeds: Possible staph aureus colonization and bleeding from site of infection. Are you bleeding or bruising anywhere else? If not unlikely true bleeding problem. Pimple makes me think something more local/infectious. ...Read more

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How long do objects touched by one with fever, runny nose remain infectious?

How long do objects touched by one with fever, runny nose remain infectious?

It Depends: Different infectious agents have different abilities to survive outside the body.It can be minutes to hours to days. So no "right" answer to this one! ...Read more

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Is there a risk of inhaling foreign body accidentally through the nose into the lungs ?

Is there a risk of inhaling foreign body accidentally through the nose into the lungs ?

Yes: It is possible to inhale a foreign object through the nose and into the lungs, but it is not easy to do. The path up the nose, through the back of the nose, down the throat, and into the trachea (a tube between the throat and the lungs) is a crooked path that has some narrow areas. Luckily, most foreign bodies get stopped along the way towards the lungs. ...Read more

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I had an addiction to making myself sneeze by sticking long hard objects up my nose, consequently I now have lost my sense of smell completely and ?

I had  an addiction to making myself sneeze by sticking long hard objects up my nose, consequently I now have lost my  sense of smell completely and  ?

Sense of smell gone: after self-inflicted nose trauma. See your doc to have an exam. He/she may refer you to an ENT doc. After that see a mental health professional for POSSIBLE OCD. Low zinc level in the body can also cause loss of smell. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Any other way to rid objects and surfaces of major germs without using things like Clorox wipes? They are so strong and irritating to nose/throat

Any other way to rid objects and surfaces of major germs without using things like Clorox wipes? They are so strong and irritating to nose/throat

How clean is clean?: In real life, people who don't want to use chemicals can wipe down "nonporous" toys with a moist towel, let them dry, and put them away for a while. If a person is really worried enough to do this, she can get 14 plastic storage boxes, each containing "nonporous" toys, and ROTATE the boxes. Bring out the oldest box each day, which contains toys untouched for the last 14 days. That usually works. ...Read more

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When i breathe thru my nose i feel a ball like object hitting the back of my nose/throat? Just recently fought off a bad cold but I've never had this.

When i breathe thru my nose i feel a ball like object hitting the back of my nose/throat? Just recently fought off a bad cold but I've never had this.

Swollen...: Adenoid or uvual, the little things that hangs off your palate in the back of your throat. If you had a cold, these tissues can swell up alot. Then, dpending on your position and air flow through the area, tey are slightly mobile and can give you the feeling you describe. May help to gargle with salt water if uvula is swollen, and ensure lots of humiditiy in environment ot prevent more irritation. ...Read more

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An object fell on my head a few hours ago and cut about an inch gash in my head. It bled profusely for about 10 minutes. It still is slightly bleeding?

An object fell on my head a few hours ago and cut about an inch gash in my head. It bled profusely for about 10 minutes. It still is slightly bleeding?

Stitches? : It should be evaluated to see if you need stitches. If you need stitches it must be done within about 12 hours of the injury so don't wait too long ...Read more

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Vision suddenly blurry for near objects. Wearing reading glasses to see somewhat but still not 100%. Feeling pressure in my head too. Possible cause?

Vision suddenly blurry for near objects. Wearing reading glasses to see somewhat but still not 100%. Feeling pressure in my head too. Possible cause?

Merits evaluation.: Possible causes include abnormal high or low BP, dehydration, fever, irregular heartbeat, embolism of blood clot or carotid artery plaque and more rare causes, including tumors or endocrine abnormalities. A thorough medical evaluation is likely to find the cause. ...Read more

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7mnths ago while lifting a heavy object, a pain shot to the left side of my head. Since then the pain comes off & on few times a day. What going on ?

7mnths ago while lifting a heavy object, a pain shot to the left side of my head. Since then the pain comes off & on few times a day. What going on ?

Strained muscle: I presume the pains you have are sudden and sharp. You probably strained a muscle. Even if you weren't using your head to lift, you probably clinched your teeth and tightened your neck muscles during the lift. This is a benign problem, and the best remedy is time. ...Read more

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Why does head hurt if you miss 2 or 3 days of you anxiety meds, or could it be from hitting head with sharp object?

Why does head hurt if you miss 2 or 3 days of you anxiety meds, or could it be from hitting head with sharp object?

Just like hangover: Some anti anxiety control the release, the reuptake or let's just say the activity of nerve chemical transmitters and that balance of activity is skewed after not taking the medicine, just like after drinking alcohol and the alcohol effect is going away. Some others are controlled meds and can cause tantamount to withdrawal. This is a simplistic way of explaining it. ...Read more

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My boyfriend says he feels a ring like object (cervix) around the head of his penis, what does it mean when the cervix is open?

My boyfriend says he feels a ring like object (cervix) around the head of his penis, what does it mean when the cervix is open?

Normally not open: A normal cervix is not that open. About the only time a cervix could or should be that open is for a few days after a normal vaginal delivery. If your cervix is open enough to allow penetration of a penis, then it is time for you to call your doctor. ...Read more

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Punctured head with sharp object 3days ago., broke skin, swelling gone down. Peroxide. Still hurts to touch , move forehead. Is it infected?

Punctured head with sharp object 3days ago., broke skin, swelling gone down. Peroxide. Still hurts to touch , move forehead. Is it infected?

Not infected: If the swelling gone down is not infected. This pain that you have is considered "normal" and physiologic and is associated with an inflammatory response that is part of the healing process. In normal pain, the pain usually disappears when healing is complete. Wait about 2 weeks or so. ...Read more

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Etal objection fell on my head, now nauseous, headache, irritable, my family says i've been acting weird. What do I do.? Object weighed apprx. 5lbs

Etal objection fell on my head, now nauseous, headache, irritable, my family says i've been acting weird. What do I do.? Object weighed apprx. 5lbs

Emergency Room: You need to be immediately examined to see if there has been any damage. There may be internal bleeding causing those symptoms... Please go at once. ...Read more

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I have a concussion and had to bend my head forward very quickly to avoid an object thrown from across the room. Could this further hurt my brain??

I have a concussion and had to bend my head forward very quickly to avoid an object thrown from across the room. Could this further hurt my brain??

Sudden head move.: Anything reasonable is possible but unaided injury is highly likely. A sudden stop at 5Gs was proven see by Dr./Col. Stapp decades ago. ...Read more

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I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when i turn my head a certain direction i feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

I recently attempted to move a heavy object using my head and sprained my neck. My neck hurt for a few hours but went away. Now when i turn my head a certain direction i feel tingling in the back of my head connecting down to my neck. What could this be?

Get evaluated: Symptoms of nerve damage can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. For some, these symptoms are mild, while for others, they can be severe and disabling. Neuropathy can develop as a result of a pinched nerve, trauma, drug side effect, and some diseases such as diabetes. See your physician. ...Read more

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How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

How to prevent foreign body inhalation in cases of nasal foreign body . ?

Nasal foreign body: Assuming you have a foreign body in the nose, the foremost strategy would be to remove the foreign body. Your nose will be much happier that way, too. If the foreign body can't be taken out right away, avoid sleeping on your back, breath with your mouth open and expedite getting it out. Removal of nasal foreign bodies is typically not something that should wait...Not even longer than a day. ...Read more

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How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

How long does bad breath associated with nasal foreign body last?

Very short-lived : It should not last very long after removal, unless you've developed a sinus infection from it. Try a neti-pot or sinus rinses twice a day for 3 days, if not gone by then go see a nose and sinus specialist. ...Read more

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Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. that are worse at night, not true double vision?

Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. that are worse at night, not true double vision?

Maybe: Cranial nerve palsies will give you double vision in both daylight and ghost images at night. Usually abnormalities of the cornea (astigmatism) leads to see ghost images as well as cataracts. Best to check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Strange hair in phlegm sometimes multiple, it's not animal hair or foreign hair and its not from my head and I cough it up often with no pain ideas?

Strange hair in phlegm sometimes multiple, it's not animal hair or foreign hair and its not from my head and I cough it up often with no pain ideas?

Needs a doc visit: One possibility comes to mind that would require verification/treatment. Some fungal organisms form branch like structures you may see as hairs. If you have acquired such an infection in your airways/lung or nasal passages effective treatments are available. ...Read more

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Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?

Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?

Neck pain: 1st I am a psychiatrist. Depending on the force and mass of the object you could have herniated a disc on opposite side of the trauma. See a doctor and try to get a mri. ...Read more

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Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?

Could a very small nasal foreign body that pushed thru somewhere in the cavity cause endocarditis?

Question unclear: Anything that places bacteria in the bloodstream, particularly if the organism has a high pathogenic potential, creates a risk of endocarditis, but this often requires the presence of some pre-existing cardiac condition that creates a risk. It is doubtful that what you describe will cause endocarditis, but have no idea what "pushed thru somewhere in the cavity" means. Elucidate. ...Read more

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