A BOY of 14 sneezed out a 5p — lodged in his nose for ten years.
Umair Qamar vaguely remembers shoving the silver coin up a nostril as a four-year-old, then forgot all about it.
It was never spotted despite countless sore noses and trips to the doctor.
But now at last he has noticed a change for the better.
Umair said: “When I got over the shock, I felt pure relief.”
He had trudged downstairs for lunch at home in Croydon, South London, holding his nose as it was “hurting more than usual”.
He added: “I could feel something hard in it.”
Mum Afsheen told him to blow it.
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Umair went back upstairs and put cotton buds in both ears, held his left nostril and breathed out quickly from his right.
Nursery manger Afsheen, said: “He came back down after 15 minutes, just stood there and said, ‘Well, a 5p coin came out’.
“We all stopped eating. I remember asking him, ‘Are you serious?’. I just cannot believe we never knew.”
Last night Prof Claire Hopkins, at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London, said: “Young children have a fascination with inserting things in their nostrils, and 5p coins are the perfect size to disappear and be forgotten.”