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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 quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

How quick to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

48 to 72 hrs: Depending on the size, depth and cause of the foreign body injury will determine how long it takes to heal. Some foreign bodies can be removed with a simple cotton tip, others may require a "burr" or small drill to remove the foreign body. I will usually put my patients on antibiotic drops for 3-5 days after removing the foreign body to prevent an infection. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is a corneal foreign body?

What sort of problem is a corneal foreign body?

Corneal foreign body: If an object lodges on the surface of the cornea and cannot be removed with simply irrigation, it (the foreign body) causes pain, irritation redness and if iron or copper can rust and lead to staining of the cornea. Removal can be done under topical anesthesia in your ophthalmologists office and should be done as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

Breathing Difficulty: Odd airway noises such as wheezing or high pitched stridors can suggest a foreign body in the airways. If the object is higher these sounds can be heard. If it is in the lower airways, no audible noises may be heard until inflammation occurs at which time one would expect fevers, cough and sputum production to also be present. It is wise to see your doctor get an xray to look. ...Read more

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How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

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What kind of cells activate the immune system when foreign substances appear?

What kind of cells activate the immune system when foreign substances appear?

IgE bound to mast: cells, when exposed to foreign substance, "antigen" triggers the immune reaction cascade, just simply put ...Read more

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How can our immune system fight foreign bodies?

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Complex: The immune system has many arms in fending off outside invades and cancer cells. The innate one is less specific or nonspecific , the acquired ones target specifically an agent. Then there are antibodies, killer cells. cytotoxic lymphocytes, complements etc .Our immune system is akin to our defense department using multiple tools to meet a specific threat. We are in trouble when it fails. ...Read more

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Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

Is corneal scarring from contact lens use serious?

Depends: Scarring is rare from contact lens over wear which usually creates symptomatic surface changes for which the lens will be removed by most. The most common scar producing effect is corneal ulcer; a bacterial culture under the lens. Most of these are peripheral and after treatment the scar causes little change. But if the ulcer is central, the scar can cause great visual changes. ...Read more

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Is there an easy way to remove a foreign body (eye lash) from my eye?

Is there an easy way to remove a foreign body (eye lash) from my eye?

Flush with water: Although flushing with water may dislodge a foreign body such as an eyelash, if it does not release it, you may need to have it removed by a doctor. Do not attempt using anything to remove it - you risk injury and infection by doing so. ...Read more

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Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Could a cornea eye abrasion heal by itself?

Yes: If the abrasion does not get infected, it will heal in a day or two. If it is not better by then, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can you die from foreign body in a wound?

Yes: Infection anywhere can reach bloodstream and cause sepsis, multiple organ failure and ultimately death. ...Read more

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What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

What are the risks of an inhaled foreign object into lungs?

Dangerous: Risks associated: infection, air trapping, difficulty breathing, respiratory failure. This is an emergency situation and you need to go to the hospital asap. ...Read more

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Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye. ?

Can eye sight come if white scleral fully damaged by heating steel rod into eye.
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Scleral damage: It depends on how much damage your eye has sustained. If you have an eye injury, make an appointment to see your local ophthalmologist as soon as possible. If the injury is very recent, go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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How much time takes to recover after corneal foreign body injury?

A few days typically: After removal, a small corneal foreign body typically leaves behind a simple abrasion of the epithelium, the outer layer of the cornea. That part of the cornea heals quickly, and a small area of injury may heal in a matter of a day. Larger injuries will take longer, of course. ...Read more

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When foreign objects get in your eye (like an eyelash or cosmetics) what is its path out of the body? Or does it leave the body?

When foreign objects get in your eye (like an eyelash or cosmetics) what is its path out of the body? Or does it leave the body?

Moves towards nose: Any object in the eye, including normal mucus moves towards the nose with the normal blinking of eyelids and the object will come out at the inner end of the eye. Small object may make through the nasolacrymal duct into the nose. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Foreign Body Removal (Definition)

Foreign bodies can happen just about anywhere: the nose, ears, under the skin, in the eye. They can also be swallowed. Be cautious in attempting to remove foreign bodies yourself. If you can't remove the foreign body safely and easily, make sure to have the object removed ...Read more


Foreign Language Translation (Definition)

Foreign language translation is often required in the medical setting if a patient does not speak the same language as the doctor. Translation services may be provided by a telephone interpreter, or by an in-person translator who speaks the language of both the ...Read more