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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
No, Infection can...: Glass in the foot does not directly get into the bloodstream, but an infection that can occur from the wound and the introduction of bacteria, can cau ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
23 years experience Podiatry
It can help, but...: Soaking can help to "draw" out the glass, but if it's too deep to see, i would suggest having a podiatrist check it. Removing any foreign body is bes ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Fritz
33 years experience Internal Medicine
OK: Removing the piece of glass that you did is highly likely to have removed all of the glass and there is no chance of a small piece of glass getting in ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
44 years experience Family Medicine
Glass in foot: There is near zero chance that the glass could get into your blood stream; even a small chip is way too big. The problems you commonly see is that you ... Read More
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A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
No: I would not worry about bits of glass traveling in your blood. You might have some in the soft tissue where the injury was, but that is all I would c ... Read More
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A 63-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lee Pederson
27 years experience General Surgery
Call your surgeon: If you have diabetes and vascular disease this needs to be addressed. Especially if you have an active infection. Many times antibiotics and treating ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Mrsa need not produce clinically relevant changes at the site of inoculation for it to travel either through the bloodstream or lymphatics to other ar ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, any: parasite infection could be dangerous. But possibility of infection from single exposure is probably low, especially if it did not happen in a rural ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Hecht
44 years experience Podiatry
Glass needs removal: Any item foreign to the body that is causing pain, deformity, or infection in your body needs medical evaluation and likely surgical removal. See you ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
When was your last: Tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been 10 years or more, then you need a new one. Depending on depth you may need sutures -or to have wound cl ... Read More

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