Safety • Feb 09, 2023

Foreign Objects in Children’s Noses & Ears

Children are naturally curious and love to explore their bodies and the world around them. Sometimes, this can lead to them putting a foreign object in their ear, nose, or mouth. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital, we have found everything from Christmas ornaments to small toys in children’s ears and noses. If your child puts a foreign object in their ear, nose, mouth, or anywhere else in their body and you have concerns, you should always feel free to reach out to your child’s pediatrician for advice. Trust us, it is not the first time they’ve seen it!