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A 21-year-old male asked:

I pulled out a piece of glass from my knuckle today using tweezers.it's infected and i'm worried there is more in my hand. how can i tell if there is?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
If it is infected: You probably should be taking antibiotics. Only way to know for sure is to explore wound under anesthesia. Sometimes an x-ray will show glass fragments. Are you up to date on tetanus prophylaxis? I think you need a doctor to look at this.

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