Our urgent care providers are good at performing a foreign body removal and can help you. They are good at determining when you need more advanced care with a specialist or a hospital and can communicate with your primary care physician.

Foreign Body Removal in Novi MI: 

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 laceration or wound or through an anatomical orifice like the ear canal, nostrils, mouth. If it’s not removed, a foreign body can delay healing and cause an infection. 

Common foreign bodies that penetrate the skin: 

  • Wood 
  • Thorns
  • Nails
  • Fishhooks
  • Glass 

Accidental ingestion or placement of foreign bodies common in children include: 

  • Food
  • Toys
  • Buttons
  • Pebbles
  • Coins
  • Batteries 


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. 

We are often asked if we can treat people over the phone for conditions like foreign body removal in Novi MI. While some conditions may permit a telemed visit, most ailments are better diagnosed when we can put our eyes on our patients. Most conditions are common but we can often find something on an exam that may point us in a direction to a better diagnosis.

One of the things we take pride in is that we make sure to communicate with your primary provider when we make a diagnosis or get closer to figuring out why you have your current symptoms. After your visit we will send over any results we have from tests that we perform and any paperwork that will help your primary doctor continue to care for you. We understand what it means to be patient centered!

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. If you have any questions or concerns we cannot wait to care for you!   PrimeCare Urgent Care, PLLC does not provide any warranty or liability for your use of this information.