A 6-year-old in Salt Lake City is happy to be breathing easier and to have a long lost Lego piece back after a doctor found it stuck up the boy's nose after years of sinus problems.

Craig Lasson told ksl.com that his son, Isaak, has been suffering from breathing problems since he was about 3 years old, and that now they suspect that the wheel-shaped Lego piece may have been the cause of his condition for all these years.

Lasson said they've visited a number of doctors in the past who have checked his nose and prescribed antibiotics to treat his symptoms.

"I felt so bad," Lasson told the website. "(Isaak) was sleeping with his mouth open, trying to breathe."

According to the website, Lasson took his son to a specialist last week, and that's when something foreign was spotted up his nostril.

The doctor then pulled out a ball of fungus from the boy's nose, which after further inspection turned out to be covering a flexible Lego tire.

"We think he bent it in half -- it's pretty flexible -- and that it opened up once it got into his sinuses," Lasson said.

Isaak's father said the youngster has regained his energy level since the toy extraction procedure, and is sleeping soundly for the first time in years.

It is unclear what happened to the remaining pieces of the Lego car.

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