Nasal Foreign Body

Leading Dx of unilateral nasal discharge in young child
  • Foreign body often not visible
  • May need surgical removal
Attempt “mouth-to-mouth” in office
  • Ideally performed by child’s parent
  • Occlude uninvolved nostril
  • Perform gentle but firm puff-like breaths into child’s mouth
  • Position self to not get hit in eye if object flies out with force

See posting Nasal Congestion.