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How can I get a bead out of my baby’s nose?
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Dr. Jeffrey Min
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See your doctor
If your baby has a bead in his nose, i would bring them to your doctor's office to take it out.
The concern if you try to take it out at home is that he may aspirate it into his lungs and that can be very serious. Doctors also have a variety of tools to try to get it out.

In brief: See your doctor
If your baby has a bead in his nose, i would bring them to your doctor's office to take it out.
The concern if you try to take it out at home is that he may aspirate it into his lungs and that can be very serious. Doctors also have a variety of tools to try to get it out.
Dr. Jeffrey Min
Dr. Jeffrey Min
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: With a MD's help
If your child has placed a bead up his nose it's probably best to bring him to the doctor. Your pediatrician (or maybe an ear, nose and throat doctor) has specialized tools to help get the bead out.
It's also a good idea for the doctor to look for more beads potentially hiding in the other nostril or in your baby's ears.

In brief: With a MD's help
If your child has placed a bead up his nose it's probably best to bring him to the doctor. Your pediatrician (or maybe an ear, nose and throat doctor) has specialized tools to help get the bead out.
It's also a good idea for the doctor to look for more beads potentially hiding in the other nostril or in your baby's ears.
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Dr. Kathleen Forcier
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Dr. Alan Greene
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very carefully
Be very careful about how you try to remove a bead from your baby's nose.
Using tweezers often ends up pushing it further into the nose. Gently squeezing the nose from above the bead will sometimes push it out. Your doctor may use a suction tip to grab the bead and pull it out, or fashion a short wire (or paper clip) with an "l" bend to get past the bead and pull it out from behind.

In brief: Very carefully
Be very careful about how you try to remove a bead from your baby's nose.
Using tweezers often ends up pushing it further into the nose. Gently squeezing the nose from above the bead will sometimes push it out. Your doctor may use a suction tip to grab the bead and pull it out, or fashion a short wire (or paper clip) with an "l" bend to get past the bead and pull it out from behind.
Dr. Alan Greene
Dr. Alan Greene
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Grasp it
If you can see it and grasp it with your fingers then do so, if not see your doctor.

In brief: Grasp it
If you can see it and grasp it with your fingers then do so, if not see your doctor.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Doctor's sm. forceps
A doctor can use a small forceps (with teeth on the end of it for traction) to grab a bead that is stuck in the nose.
If that doesn't work, one may need a trip to the ear-nose-throat clinic to see the specialist.

In brief: Doctor's sm. forceps
A doctor can use a small forceps (with teeth on the end of it for traction) to grab a bead that is stuck in the nose.
If that doesn't work, one may need a trip to the ear-nose-throat clinic to see the specialist.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics
In brief: With a pro's help
The only safe way is to have a medical professional remove the foreign object from the nose.
Too often parents try to remove something that a child has stuck up their nose only to end up pushing the object more deeply up the nose.

In brief: With a pro's help
The only safe way is to have a medical professional remove the foreign object from the nose.
Too often parents try to remove something that a child has stuck up their nose only to end up pushing the object more deeply up the nose.
Dr. Gregg Alexander
Dr. Gregg Alexander
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