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Foreign Body, Nose (cont.)

Foreign Body in the Nose Diagnosis

Most objects can be seen with good lighting and a few instruments. If there is concern about an object deep inside the nasal passages or complications of a serious sinus infection, an exam with a fiberoptic camera or CT scan may be considered.

  • Occasionally, an object is discovered accidentally when X-rays are taken for unrelated reasons. It is important to realize that many materials such as food, wood, and plastic will not be visible on a routine X-ray.
  • Ask the doctor to examine the entire head and neck region. It is distinctly possible that the person, especially a child, has multiple foreign bodies in both nostrils and in one or both ears.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/19/2013

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