If your child has stuck a bead up their nose, it may come out easily. There are times, however, when the bead doesn’t, and you will need to seek medical care. It may be difficult to know if you should take your child to an emergency room, or if taking them to an urgent care facility would be okay. Below is some information that should help you know the proper thing to do in a case like this. Removing the Bead Yourself Before you take our child to urgent care or an ER, you can try to remove it yourself. Ask your child to tilt their head back, and then you look up their nose. If you can see the bead and it is close to the front, you can try to remove it yourself by using a pair of tweezers very gently. Make sure you child is calm, as it is very important that they sit very still while you are doing this. Be careful not to push on the bead as you are using the tweezers. If you are not able to remove it in this way, hold your child’s nostril on the oppose side, and have them blow gently to see if the bead comes out. They do not need to blow very hard and you should only have them do this a couple of times. Urgent Care If you are not able to get the bead out yourself, you can take your child to a local urgent care facility. The doctor may try to suction the bead out using a bulb.  The doctor may also use a substance that will make your child sneeze to try to blow the bead out. If nothing works, they have a special forceps-like tool they can use. Emergency Room If your child’s nose starts to bleed, has a discharge, and persistent pain, you should take them to an emergency room. These are signs that the bead has gone into the nasal passages. The bead may cause the mucous membranes inside the nose to swell. If this happens, your child will have a stuffy nose, and this may make it hard for them to breathe through their noise if the stuffiness is very bad. If your child is wheezing very badly, the bead may have been inhaled down into their lungs. You should call 911 if your child is showing this symptom. Once the bead is removed, your child will likely have a little pain, and their nose may bleed for a short amount of time. For more information, contact a company like Premier Urgent Care Centers of California,...