Foreign Object in the Nose (Removed) (Child)

Childs nasal passages and throat

Your child had a foreign object removed from their nose. In most cases, once the object is removed, swelling goes away and the breathing through the nose becomes normal within a day. In some cases, an object in the nose may lead to an infection that needs treatment.

Home care

  • If prescription medicines were given, use these as directed.

  • Give your child over-the-counter pain medicines as directed.

Follow-up care

Follow up with your healthcare provider, or as advised.

When to seek medical advice

Call your child's healthcare provider right away if any of these occur:

  • Signs of infection: Increasing nose or face pain, redness or swelling in the face, or pus or colored drainage from the nose

  • Continued nasal congestion for more than 24 hours

  • Fever

Call 911

Call 911 if any of the following occur: 

  • Sudden coughing or choking spell

  • Sudden fast breathing

  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing

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