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How To Get Rid Of Food Stuck In The Nasal Cavity Due To Vomiting?

I was sick and some vomit came out my nose but there is a piece of something still stuck in my nasal passage. I ve tried lots of blowing, snorting, sucking with mouth closed and nose plugged, flushing/irrigating with tap water and with salted water -gently and forcefully- from both sides. Nothing works! It feels like I actually made it worse. It s giving me a headache, I feel pressure under my eye and that eye is a little puffy. Will this work itself out or turn into an infection? How long should I wait before seeing a doctor, or should I only go if it starts to fell like an infection? Should I give it some time and then try again myself? Should I be trying to suck it in or blow it out? I had been eating popcorn, so might it be a piece of a kernel that swelled up from the water? Would that make a difference?
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
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Hello,

I suggest you to breathe in steamy air and put on your head a towel or take a shower and let the hot water run over your face and sinuses.

This will help you to get out of the things that are in your nose. If it doesn't work go to ENT.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician
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How To Get Rid Of Food Stuck In The Nasal Cavity Due To Vomiting?

Hello, I suggest you to breathe in steamy air and put on your head a towel or take a shower and let the hot water run over your face and sinuses. This will help you to get out of the things that are in your nose. If it doesn t work go to ENT. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr. Blerina Pasho, General & Family Physician