WHAT IS FOREIGN BODY REMOVAL?
A foreign object is anything that is not meant to be in the body, including splinters, pieces of toys, insects, and other small items. If it is introduced, the object may become stuck and may cause harm. These foreign objects may be put into the body on purpose or accidentally during a car accident or another incidents. At University Urgent Care (UUC), our experienced team can help remove foreign objects that are stuck in the ears, nose, or under the skin of both children and adults. If a foreign object has entered your (or your child’s) ears or nose, it should be checked by a medical professional even if it is not causing discomfort or bleeding to ensure it does not cause trauma to the body. If you or a family member has a foreign object in the ear, nose, or under the skin, please visit our convenient location near the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus where we can provide proper medical care in these urgent situations. UUC is proud to help patients in the Frisco Heights, Tanglewood, Paschal, and TCU neighborhood areas.
WHEN SHOULD I SEEK FOREIGN OBJECT REMOVAL?
If a foreign object is stuck in you or your child’s nose, ear, or under your skin, your safest course of action is to have the situation assessed by the medical professionals at UUC. Even if you think you can remove the object, it’s best to leave it alone since improper removal can lead to an infection or serious damage. Since UUC is open 7 days a week and no appointment is required, this is a fast and convenient option for foreign object removal.
HOW DOES FOREIGN OBJECT REMOVAL WORK?
UUC in Fort Worth is staffed by compassionate medical professionals that can help you or your child if you need a foreign object removed. The experienced physicians of UUC will assess the situation to determine the best plan of action. Certain tests, like digital x-rays, may be performed in our office to get a better understanding of the position of the object before it can be removed. Our doctors will be able to remove most foreign objects in the ear and nose, as well as under the skin using special medical tools. After the object is removed, the doctor will clean the area it was removed from and check for any signs of infection or damage. Patients may be given follow-up instructions, including home care to treat an infection or a referral to a medical specialist.
TREATMENT WHEN YOU NEED IT
A foreign object in the nose, ear, or under the skin should be properly and carefully addressed to prevent serious damage. University Urgent Care in Fort Worth offers foreign object removal and other urgent care medical services for patients in Frisco Heights, Paschal, Tanglewood, and other neighborhoods near the TCU campus. UUC is open 7 days a week if you or a family