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My daughter evidently inhaled the backing on her nose piercing

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My daughter evidently inhaled the backing on her nose piercing during her sleep. What should we do and what are the dangers
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Tharun replied 7 years ago.

If you are so sure she has inhaled or ingested the thing, it is better to go to the doctor now and get a chest x ray and abdominal X ray done to confirm its presence in either of the systems.

If it is in lungs it has to be removed bronchoscopically.If it is in the abdomen it most often passes of its own.

I hope this helps you


Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Relist: Answer came too late.
please cancel the inquiry. Took her to the doctor and she blew the item out of her nasal passage.