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Pediatrics Common Questions, Quick Answers

Foreign Body

Donna D'Alessandro, M.D.
Lindsay Huth, B.A.
Peer Review Status: Internally Reviewed
Creation Date: January 2002
Last Revision Date: April 2002


Common Questions, Quick Answers

What is a foreign body?

Who usually has problems with foreign bodies?

What are some objects that commonly become foreign bodies?

What are signs that my child has swallowed something?

What should I do?

What are signs that my child has something stuck in his airway?

What should I do?

What are signs that my child has something stuck in his nose?

What should I do?

What if my child has something stuck in his ear?

What can I do to keep my child safe from these problems?

When should I call the doctor?

Quick Answers

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