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Get Splinter Out Under Skin
Do not attempt: Best to have a doctor do that if there is a large mass of splinters. Risk of infection if not. ...Read more
I got a splinter under my fingernail from a thorn i could never get out. I have tough dry skin forming there now under nail and at end of finger? Fix?
Skin flabs under my tongue that look pointed, almost like skin tags but they just come out from under my tongue. What is it? Contagious ?
Normal anatomy: The little finger like projections under your tongue are completely normal. They can look quite scary and to be honest, the first time I noticed them I thought for sure they weren't supposed to be there! Don't worry though. And no they are not contagious! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dermatologist: Not serious and easy to fix.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have very small pieces ok skin coming out from my body (eye back under arm). Can my dermatologist cut them without a biopsy first?
Yes; skin tags: Benign skin tag likely. These are common protrusions of normal skin that tend to crop up in areas of the body, usually in creases around arm pits, groin, eyelids, neck. May be clipped without anesthesia or with. If classic appearance without atypical appearance , then complete excision may be performed without histo-pathological tissue evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Got metal splinter in foot and white puss is coming out, i can't get it out. Will it draw out itself?
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 podiatrist asap. If you can't be seen, go to the er. You need someone to look at the foot, get the metal out, place you on antibiotics and make sure your tetanus status is up to date. ...Read more
Q-tip: I usually wet a Q-tip and use it to snag the lash. It can be a 2 person chore, If you press down on the upper lid while pulling outward, it flips down the fleshy under lid. The q-tip can be touched to the lash and drawn away, the lash coming out with the q-tip. ...Read more
It is much safer: To have this done by a medical professional. ...Read more
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