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What helps someone feel better after they have an object removed from their nose?

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If the nose is tender or stuffy:

  • Drink extra fluids for 2 to 3 days.
  • Breathe moist air from a humidifier or hot shower.
  • Sleep with your head elevated.
  • Ask your doctor if you need an oral decongestant or decongestant nasal spray.

From: Nose Foreign Body Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health System: "Objects in the Nose."

American Medical Association, , Random House, 2000. Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Airway."

Foreign Body in the Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

SOURCES:

University of Michigan Health System: "Objects in the Nose."

American Medical Association, , Random House, 2000. Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford: "Foreign Bodies in the Ear, Nose, and Airway."

Foreign Body in the Nose Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 15, 2020

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