If you've ever gotten a splinter or had sand in your eye, you've had experience with a foreign body. A foreign body is something that is stuck inside you but isn't supposed to be there. You may inhale or swallow a foreign body, or you may get one from an injury to almost any part of your body. Foreign bodies are more common in small children, who sometimes stick things in their mouths, ears, and noses.
- Foreign Body (Virtual Pediatric Hospital)
- Foreign Object in the Ear: First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Also in Spanish
- Foreign Object in the Eye: First Aid (Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research) Also in Spanish
- Foreign Objects in the Rectum (Merck & Co., Inc.) Also in Spanish
- Splinter, First Aid (Logical Images)
- ClinicalTrials.gov: Foreign Bodies (National Institutes of Health)
Journal Articles References and abstracts from MEDLINE/PubMed (National Library of Medicine)
- Article: A randomized double-blind noninferiority trial, evaluating migration of a cemented vitamin...
- Article: Surgery for intra-abdominal abscess due to intestinal perforation caused by toothpick...
- Article: Intrapartum epidural catheter displacement: Comparison of three dressing methods (Migración de...
- Foreign Bodies -- see more articles
- Bezoar (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Eye - foreign object in (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Foreign body in the nose (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Foreign object - inhaled or swallowed (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish
- Splinter removal (Medical Encyclopedia) Also in Spanish