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Foreign Body, Nose (cont.)

Foreign Body in the Nose Prognosis

Most people have no long-term consequences from having an object in their nose. The prognosis may be affected by any of the complications, however. The most serious complication - choking - is rare but can be life-threatening. For this reason, trying to remove the object at home is not recommended if such attempts may push the object farther into the nose.

Author and Editor

Author: Jerry R. Balentine, DO, FACEP

Editor: Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Nose Foreign Bodies.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2013

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