ND72.1/T17.1 Foreign body in nostril



Foreign bodies can enter the nose accidentally or intentionally, and can be organic or non-organic. Common foreign bodies include beads, small toys, beads, erasers, paper clips, and seeds.


Diagnosis is usually made by physical examination of the nose and visual inspection of the foreign body. Nasal endoscopy may be used to confirm the presence and location of a foreign body.

Differential diagnosis

Differential diagnosis includes nasal polyps, nasal tumors, and nasal abscesses.


Treatment of a foreign body in the nose includes removal of the object either manually or with forceps. If the object cannot be removed manually, an ENT specialist may need to be consulted for removal.


Prognosis is good if the foreign body is removed promptly and without complication. Complications may include infection, bleeding, or damage to the nasal cavity.

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