Foreign Body, Nose Topic Guide
Foreign Body in the Nose: Foreign objects in the nose is a fairly common occurrence, especially with toddlers and small children. Common objects found in the nose are tissue paper, beads, toys, rocks, and food material. Complications of a foreign object in the nose include infection, choking, bleeding from the nose, and blockage of an airway. Medical care may be necessary if a person is unable to dislodge a foreign body from the nose.
Nosebleed (Epistaxis) Nosebleeds are categorized based on where they originate. Anterior nosebleeds originate from the front of the nose, and posterior nosebleeds originate from the back of the nose. Most nosebleeds do not have an easily identifiable cause. Anterior nosebleeds generally can be treated at home or in the doctor's office. Posterior nosebleeds generally require hospitalization.