What is a Foreign Body?

A foreign body is any material that is not organic and is often a result of trauma or injury. A foreign body can enter the skin or soft tissue through a laceration or wound. If it’s not removed, a foreign body can delay healing and cause an infection. Springfield Urgent Care is prepared for a foreign body removal after an injury or accidental ingestion. Common foreign bodies caused by penetration of the skin include:

  • Wood (splinters)
  • Thorns
  • Nails
  • Spines of plants
  • Fishhooks
  • Broken glass
  • Graphite

A foreign body can be present in many areas of the body including pathways such as the ear, nose, and throat. Accidental ingestion or placement of foreign bodies are common in young children and often include:

  • Food
  • Toys
  • Buttons
  • Crayons
  • Batteries
  • Pebbles

Symptoms of foreign bodies

Symptoms of foreign bodies that have penetrated the skin include pain, swelling, and discomfort at the site. For placement of foreign bodies in the nose, nasal drainage or a nosebleed might be present. Foreign bodies in the ear can cause a feeling of fullness, pain, redness, and drainage. A foreign body that has been ingested into the airway might result in choking and can be fatal. If you suspect your child has ingested a foreign body into the airway, seek emergency medical help.

Treatment with Foreign Body Removal

Some foreign bodies such as mild splinters can be removed at home with sterile tweezers. However, if you experience foreign bodies that are deep in the skin or cannot be safely removed on your own, you should seek medical help for removal. A physician uses optimal lighting, magnification, and in some cases, imaging to accurately locate the foreign body. The wound is then cleaned, and the appropriate removal technique is used.

If you or your child has symptoms of a foreign body due to injury or ingestion, visit Springfield Urgent Care for removal and treatment.

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“I don’t usually like going to any urgent care because of my bad experience BUT I love this Location. The staffs and the doctor are very nice and very friendly. One of the female nurses name Carrie. She is my favorite because she was nice and gentle when she was care for me. She also did my first Covid on my first visit there months ago. Thank You!!”

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“By far the best Urgent Care I’ve ever been too. First, the employees are amazing and full of positivity. They know what they are doing and get stuff done. You actually feel safe there. I’ve never felt safe in an urgent care before from bad experiences until I walked into this one. I’m beyond grateful. I have to mention how beautiful and CLEAN the building is. If you need an urgent care go to this one you will not be disappointed.”

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“I rarely ever leave ratings of places, and don't think I've ever commented on one, if I have I don't remember doing so but this place is AMAZING!! I was in and out so fast. ALL of the staff was so nice and so efficient. The rooms are clean and the waiting room is so nice and clean and cute. They even have a coffee machine with options if hot chocolate, hot tea, coffee and even chicken broth which I thought was just so thoughtful!! I won't go anywhere else if I need an urgent care center!!”

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Clarkston, MI 48348

248.942.5888

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320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

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St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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9749 Dixie Hwy Suite B
Clarkston, MI 48348

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Highland

2116 S Milford Rd
Highland Charter Township, MI 48357

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Hamburg

9547 Chilson Commons Circle
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189

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White Lake

320 Town Center Blvd Suite C-101
White Lake, MI 48386

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Saline

7025 E Michigan Ave
Saline, MI 48176

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St. Clair Shores

21929 E. Nine Mile Rd
St. Clair Shores, MI 48080

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