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.
Sinus Infection Sinus infection (sinusitis), is an inflammation of the sinuses and nasal passages. Causes of sinus infections are a result of a viral upper respiratory tract infection (colds), bacterial infections (strep), or fungi. Symptoms of a sinus infection include nasal congestion, pain or pressure in areas of the face or head, coughing, fever, sinus headache, and more. Treatment of a sinus infection is generally with antibiotics. Home remedies include OTC nasal sprays or oral decongestants and the use of a saline nasal irrigation system.