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Littleton, NC
A 17-year-old female asked:

2 months ago i cut the bottom of my big toe on a pair of goggles. it became swollen and it began to hurt in those 2 months. 2 days ago it started to puss out so i took off the top layer of skin and pulled out a piece of plastic the size of my pinky finger

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 59 years experience
Foreign body: Go to the doctor. He may want to treat you for a possible infection.Also, he may want to give you a tetanus booster if you haven't had a booster in the last trn years
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