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Splinter in foot for weeks

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Glenn Aufseeser
Podiatry 9 years experience
Foreign body: Not necessarily. And the fact that you have pus coming out of the foot shows that there is an infectious process. I would recommend evaluation by a ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
If I am : Understanding you correctly, it can. Sounds like you think you have glass in your foot.If so, see a foot doc. It is very hard for one to bend down and... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Many possibilities: This sounds like a condition that will need to be diagnosed "in person" by a podiatrist. There are A LOT of things it COULD be. Have a local doctor ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Foreign body: It really depends how deep the splinter is. Most superficial ones can be kept alone as they get extruded when the skin peels off. If a good part of th... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Make an appt: With your foot doctor. Sometimes soaking the foot helps to soften the skin and this will also cause the wood to expand and might make it easier to gra... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Ruditser
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Splinter?: I doubt there is anything to worry about. If you don't see an open sore or sign of irritation (swelling, redness), I would expect this sensation to p... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
neurology 48 years experience
possible neuralgia: If symptoms persist even after a month or become constant then see a neurologist. You may need a test called ncv/emg to test nerves in your legs.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
Get diagnosed...: This depends on what type of injury you are recovering from. Be evaluated and treated by an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon - one in your area ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Fried
Diabetology 64 years experience
NO: This situation is best left to a professional who can do it with sterile instruments and can make a decision about the presence of infection and the n... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Spinter for 2 years: You should probably not do anything. While splinters may cause infection or bleeding, this does not appear to have happened to you, and these are the ... Read More

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