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Cause Of Foreign Object In The 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I can feel 2 i objects moving underneath my skin In my head. Please what might be the cause of this? It's crawling like spider
Many things --> R: Thank you for your question. A skin eruption that feels like objects under the skin could be caused by a number of things. There are different types of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause this as well as responses to external sources such as sunlight. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
Several causes: There are several causes for stuffy nose. See an ENT to rule out physical causes like DNS or polyps, chronic sinusitis etc. if he cannot find the cause then we look at from allergy point of view. Please visit us www.ehacstl.com to learn how treating the causes helps relieving nasal congestion and reduces for antihistamines and decongestants ...Read more
Anything/common cold: I would suspect that the most likely cause would be a cold, especially if they have been more active in the summer. They can get exposed to allergens, etc., or activate a "dormant" infection that might not be fully cleared. It might be from a dusty environment, or a fragrance. If it is bloody, it can be high blood pressure, or just irritation & see dr. To be sure but remember she is 80 yrs old. ...Read more
Allergic Salute: The line may be from the repeated wiping of a runny itchy nose during childhood from allergies. Over time wiping with an upward motion of the palm by pushing up on the nose causes a horizontal line across the bridge of the nose. The line is white or hypopigmented in those with white skin & dark in those with dark skin due to post inflammatory changes in pigment. This should resolve with time. ...Read more
As I get older and older, my nose gets more and more crooked. What are some of the possible causes? Can I get it fixed?
Various. Likely.: The nose changes more with age in some than in others. The nasal tip and adjacent skin often thickens and the cartilage support structures of the nose become less effective - this may affect both appearance and function.. Nasal tip may drop and sidewalls may collapse inward. A previously little noticed mild bend of septum may become very obvious. Structural repair/rhinoplasty is commonly performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4years old has just recovered from cold, she exercised a lot today and in the evening has nose bled. What cause this?
Irritation: This should not be a cause of worry if it does not persist and does not produce a large amount of blood. Often the irritation of a cold will leave nasal passages raw and they may bleed. I would just let it play out before seeking medical attention. ...Read more
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
Rosacea?: An occasional red nose is normal because the nose contains many small veins and capillaries. However, repeated flushing of the nose may be a sign of rosacea, especially if redness of the face is accompanied by other findings such as sensitive skin (stinging, burning), papules, pustules, broken capillaries or red gritty eyes. Other conditions such as lupus can mimic rosacea.Consult a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: The number one cause of nasal bleeding is nose picking. It is really a question of timing and care. The bleeding is from trauma to the lining, and is commonly due to sharp or casual introduction of the finger and its relatively sharp nail. If you must pick your nose, doe it slowly, carefully and be conscious of the position of your finger and fingernails. ...Read more
Quart a day is norm: Our sinuses produce a quart of mucous each day! it is all transported into the nose, and directed down the throat where we swallow it. If this mucous gets dry or thick, we begin to notice it. Hydration--drinking 80 ounces of fluids per day (alcohol does not count)--is important to keep the mucous thin and not bothersome. Guaifenesin (mucinex (guaifenesin) or robitussin) can also help to liquify the mucous. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Some common causes of mouth breathing are: allergies, enlarged tonsils and adenoids, blockage of the sinuses or nose from polyps, a deviated septum, congestion from an infection and sleep apnea. There are certainly other possibilities that can only be determined by a proper examination. ...Read more
Ok: Try saline nasal spray, nasal decongestants, benydryl will also help dry the drippy nose up, sleep with your head propped up slightly so your not aspirating ( leaking into the lungs) on the snot which is causing your cough and i would not be surprised if you had a slight sore throat from post nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
Vasomotor rhinitis: When we eat, our parasympathetic nervous system gets activated and causes us to secrete digestive fluids. For some people, they also get activation of their nasal secretions. Nasal steroid sprays and nasal ipratropium spray are some treatment options, but both require a physician's prescription. ...Read more
A few things.: Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. Trauma to inside of the nose from nose picking very common. Other causes are exposure to warm, dry air for prolonged periods of time, nasal/sinus infections, allergic rhinitis, nasal foreign body (object stuck in nose), vigorous nose blowing, nasal surgery, deviated/perforated nasal septum, and cocaine use. See ENT doc for exam/treatment. ...Read more
Allergies: This time of year the nose is most irritated by allergies. We see more nose bleeds during allergy season, then again in the winter when it gets really dry. If you use a steroid nasal spray, give it a break, and make sure you spray away from the septum. A saline nasal gel used in the nose every night can help soothe and heal the area. Sometimes a spot needs to be cauterized by an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nosebleeds: Some of the causes of frequent nosebleeds include constant exposure to dry air, consistent use of nasal sprays (for allergies or congestion), recurrent upper respiratory tract infections, and snorting drugs, such as cocaine. Sometimes, recurrent nosebleeds can indicate an underlying bleeding disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry nose: There is an area where blood vessels are close to the surface in the front of your nose. Bleeding frequently arise there from either a dry nose, the formation of a crust in that area from local trauma, or sores from manual removal of debris from the nose. ...Read more
Can't stop the bleed: The most common reason for nosebleeds in children is dryness in the nose. Dryness can be due to dry heat in the home or changes in weather. You may try putting a nasal saline gel inside the nose to keep the nose lubricated and moist. If the nose continues to bleed, you may need to see an ear, nose, throat doctor to cauterize the blood vessel which is bleeding and may be close to the surface. ...Read more
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