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Removing an object from the nose
Follow these steps
to remove an object from the nose:
- Breathe through your mouth since the nose is
- Pinch closed the side of the nose that doesn't have the
object in it, and try to blow the object out of the blocked side. You may need
to help a child pinch his or her nose.
- Blow your nose forcefully
several times. This may blow the object out of the nose.
- If the
object is partially out of the nose, you may be able to remove it. Stay still,
and remove the object with your fingers or blunt-nosed tweezers. Be careful not
to push the object farther into the nose. If a child resists or is not able to
stay still, do not attempt to remove the object.
- Some minor
bleeding from your nose may occur after the object is removed. This usually is
not serious and should stop after firmly pinching your nose shut for 10
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You may be able to remove an object from a child's nose
using the "kiss technique." Do not try this if you are uncomfortable with it,
if your child says it hurts, or if your child becomes upset by your
- Apply pressure to close the child's unaffected
nostril. You can do this, or the child can help by holding his or her finger on
the unaffected side of the nose.
- Blow a puff of air into the
child's mouth. The positive pressure of this puff will help push the object out
of the child's nose. You may need to repeat this activity several times.