Foreign Body in Ear

If the foreign body is an insect, fill the ear with glycerine or coconut or mustard oil.

health and fitness Updated: Sep 23, 2003 19:42 IST
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If the foreign body is an insect, fill the ear with glycerine or coconut or mustard oil or warm salt water. The insect will float up and can be removed easily.

    If there is nothing floating up, leave it alone, don't meddle at all but get the patient to a doctor as soon as possible.



    Foreign Body in the Nose

    Make the patient breathe through the mouth.

    Do not try to remove the foreign body.

    If the patient is a child, tie his hands behind his back.

    Get the patient to a doctor.

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    Foreign Body in the throat

    Some large, irregular objects may get stuck in the throat. If visible, they may be taken out using the fingers. In a child, hold the child's head downward and tap on the back of the neck and the foreign body may fall out.

    In the case of fish bones or thorn these may get lodged by piercing some part of the throat. In these cases, keep the patient calm and get him to the hospital.



    Foreign Body in the Stomach

    Smooth objects like coins, buttons and safety pins may be swallowed. The stomach and the intestines most often adjust themselves in such a way as to expel them. There is most often no need to panic.

    Get the patient to see a doctor. Laxatives like bananas need not be given routinely.

    (Source: Webhealthcentre.com)

First Published: Sep 23, 2003 19:42 IST