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How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

How do you get a foreign body out of your ear?

Variety of methods: If object does not absorb water try the direct flush method in the shower. Do not try this with objects that could expand when wet. If object is a bug you may try floating it out with a few drops of oil. If object is visible and you feel safe it is possible to grab it with tweezers. This requires a steady hand and ear. If object is really wedged then visit your local practitioner. ...Read more

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Foreign Body (Definition)

Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in ...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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Offered FESS but my sinuses are clear in CT scan! Tried everything for 2 years, but suffered bad PND w/thick mucus. Surgery may remove foreign body??

Offered FESS but my sinuses are clear in CT scan! Tried everything for 2 years, but suffered bad PND w/thick mucus. Surgery may remove foreign body??

Get second opinion: If the CT sinus is clear, I don't know what the surgeon can remove with the surgery. Reflux can also cause a sensation of thick mucus at the throat. I would urge you to get a second opinion before undergoing surgery. ...Read more

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To remove arms of miniarc bladder sling (2nd removal surgery) with chronic inflammation, foreign body reaction, scarring, recurrent swelling and infections, which doctor/institution is recommended?

To remove arms of miniarc bladder sling (2nd removal surgery) with chronic inflammation, foreign body reaction, scarring, recurrent swelling and infections, which doctor/institution is recommended?

Mesh: At this point (2nd removal attempt) I would recommend seeing a urologist or urogynecologist who does lots of incontinence surgery and who has dealt with others complications frequently. A university setting may be your best bet. ...Read more

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What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye?

What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye?

Best to have: Foreign body removed which often means a visit to the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who can see if you damaged your cornea. They can also prescribe antibiotics as necessary. You can use cold water in the mean time to decrease pain and wash away the pain. But your eyesight is not something you could risk losing. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Important sign of foreign body aspiration?

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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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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What is the definition or description of: Inhaled foreign body?

Inhaling object.: When a person breathes, only air should enter and exit from the lung. If a person were to take a breath, and inhale an object that is not air, it would be considered a "foreign body." This could be a piece of food or inanimate object such as a toy or coin. Depending on the size, it can get lodged high in the trachea or deeper in the bronchial tubes and usually causes an immediate spasm cough. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: corneal foreign body?

What is the definition or description of: corneal foreign body?

Something in the eye: Its when something gets in the eye and irritates the eye. The cornea has a lot of nerve endings and is very sensitive and cannot tolerate any foreign body. ...Read more

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I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

I have a foreign body in my eye? What can I do?

See an eye doctor: Foreign bodies that do not easily come out after flushing with water or lubricating eye drops need to be removed by a doctor. If you have a regular ophthalmologist and it is during regular office hours, you should call him/her and have the object removed immediately. Alternatively, if you do not have an ophthalmologist, many E.R. Doctors are able to remove the foreign body as well. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

What are the symptoms of a foreign body in my eye?

Irritation, redness: The #1 symptom is the feeling that you have something in your eye!

that can manifest as a persistent irritation or scratching sensation. Foreign body may cause redness where the eye is usually white. Blurred vision is possible if the cornea (the clear front of the eye) is affected, but it isn't guaranteed.

Try to wash your eye with sterile eye wash (not tap water). If that fails, go see a pro. ...Read more

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When victim of foreign body airway obstruction becomes unresponsive what is the next step? Cpr?

When victim of foreign body airway obstruction becomes unresponsive what is the next step? Cpr?

Clear the arway: Heimlick or other maneuvers.
Heart will continue for a while after uncontiousness so no need for CPR yet. ...Read more

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Just wondering, how can foreign body objects (like coins) that are not sharp cause erosions or perforate the GI tract and other structures?

They usually: Don't!!!!!!! (Unless they are "jammed in" eg impacted stool in the descending colon/rectum and this would be VERY unusual!

Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?

Does every patient treated with a mesh bladder sling, such as the miniarc, have chronic inflammation and foreign body reaction to the mesh and sling that continues over two years after surgery?

No: Most pt who have a sling do not have problems. Some women will have pain, painful intercourse, difficulty urinating or other problems. Sometimes it is necessary to remove the sling. The only way to know for sure is to see a specialist with a lot of experience treating mesh related complications. ...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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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's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

What's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

See md: The area needs to be irrigated and the foreign body removed. Tetanus toxoid if not received in 5 years and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: foreign body?

Something foreighn: Something foreign means it is not supposed to be there and has been somehow come to be there, in any part of body. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for foreign body in a wound?

Depends: The wound will be evaluated for position of the entry site, risk to underlying structures, risk of infection (you may need to renew your tetanus shot), and size and structures of the wound. This may require flush, antisepsis, sutures and proper bandaging. This can be done in an er or with a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I want to know my options for treating foreign body in respiratory tract?

I want to know my options for treating foreign body in respiratory tract?

REMOVE FB's: Any foreign body in 'the respiratory tract' probably should be removed. Foreign bodies in the bronchi/trachea of the lungs can cause irritation, cough, infection and bronchoscopy by a pulmonologist is the best way to manage the problem. Foreign bodies in the nasal/sinus areas may be managed by primary care or ENT depending how accessible they are. I have removed tiny objects from toddler noses! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

What is the treatment for corneal foreign body?

Removal, antibiotics: The first step is to remove the foreign body. Typically that's easily done in the office at the slit lamp, though if it's deeply embedded it could be more serious and require a trip to the or.

After that, antibiotic drops or ointment are used to avoid an infection as the corneal scratch ("abrasion") heals.

If an ulcer develops, it can be vision threatening, so followup is important. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for inhaled foreign body?

Depends: It depends on the shape size and characteristics of the foreign body. We try to retrieve it with a procedure called bronchoscopy where we can reach down and grasp it. ...Read more