Removal of a Foreign Body from a Child’s Ear or Nose

It can be a frightening experience for a child and for parents—especially new parents—but it’s more common than you might think: small objects or food items such as peas, beans, or corn sometimes find their way into a child’s ear or nose. 

Usually, this situation is not an emergency, and our pediatric ear, nose, and throat physicians have the expertise to remove such objects. In most cases, we can retrieve a foreign object in our outpatient office. If not, a physician can remove it surgically.