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I dropped a textbook on my foot, about 8 inches below my big toe. it's bruised and swollen, i can walk but it's hard & only the hospital is open.help

8 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Christine Hom answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Ice pack, elevate and consider your options. It is likely badly bruised, depending on which textbook. You can take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil. You can go to the hospital for an X-ray if you like but a book is not likely to break your foot bones.

Answered Jan 3, 2016



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Dr. John Rhoades answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

intermittent ice packs for the first 24 hours stay off the foot, limit wt bearing and if still painful tomorrow, then go get an xray.

Answered Sep 30, 2016



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