05/13/2015 12:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Sweet Relief: Man Sneezes Out Toy Dart Tip After More Than 40 Years

A British man is breathing clearer after sneezing out a surprising obstruction from his nasal passages.

"About six weeks ago, something very unusual happened to me," Steve Easton, 51, told The Guardian in the video above.

After a sneezing fit in late March subsided, Easton discovered an unusual solid object in one of his nostrils. "I thought, 'What's this? Where the hell has this come from?'" he told The Guardian.

It was the rubber suction tip from a toy dart gun and it had been lodged inside his head for more than 40 years.

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Steve Easton with the tip of the toy dart that he had stuck up his nose for 44 years.

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The end of the toy dart that Steve Easton had stuck up his nose for more than 40 years.

He didn't know what it was until he phoned his 77-year-old mother. She remembered taking him to the hospital when he was 7 or 8 because she feared he had swallowed the dart tip, according to the BBC.

"It doesn't feel any different," he told the BBC. "Nothing has changed as far as I'm concerned."

Easton has always had a sense of smell and has been able to blow his nose. But he did often get sniffles or headaches, reported the Telegraph.

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Steve Easton pictured as a child, at about the time he got a toy dart stuck up his nose.

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A toy dart gun with suction tips similar to the one which Steve Easton had stuck up his nose.



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