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Can someone tell me how long will the recovery time be to remove glass from foot?

Can someone tell me how long will the recovery time be to remove glass from foot?

Glass in the foot: Depends on the location, when it happened, if it is painful (if not and it is clean we can leave well enough alone.) it would be advisable that if you are having discomfort or drainage that you ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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Can glass in foot get into bloodstream?

Can glass in foot get into bloodstream?

No, Infection can...: Glass in the foot does not directly get into the bloodstream, but an infection that can occur from the wound and the introduction of bacteria, can cause an infection and the infection can travel into the bloodstream. ...Read more

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Small piece of glass in foot epsom soak?

Small piece of glass in foot epsom soak?

It can help, but...: Soaking can help to "draw" out the glass, but if it's too deep to see, i would suggest having a podiatrist check it. Removing any foreign body is best done with the right equipment. You want to make sure that you get all of it out so as to avoid an infection which can start from the small piece but spread to the entire body. ...Read more

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How could a piece of glass in ones foot never cause a health problem? I know someone with this.

How could a piece of glass in ones foot never cause a health problem? I know someone with this.

Glass in foot: Glass is a bioinert material, which means that it doesn't provoke an inflammatory, foreign body response. A piece of glass has the potential to remain for years and years with no detrimental effects. Many other materials are similar and are intentionally put into the body to correct problems. Think of lens implants, artificial hips and artificial heart valves, to name a few. ...Read more

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I wanted to know is there a small piece of glass in my foot?

I wanted to know is there a small piece of glass in my foot?

Maybe: If you stepped on glass and aren't sure if there is still a piece inside you should see a podiatrist. Most glass can be seen on an x-ray and can often be removed in the office without having to go to the operating room. If you have swelling, redness, pain and/or drainage these are signs of a possible piece of glass in your foot. ...Read more

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There is a small piece of glass in my foot. Should i try to remove it myself or should I see a professional?

Foreign object: Depends, if you can see it or feel it near the surface it may be reasonable to attempt yourself. If unable to, recommend you see a professional as it is very difficult to find sometimes even with the advantages of radiographs, ultrasound and other guiding techniques. ...Read more

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How could a piece of glass in your foot not be a problem towards you health?

How could a piece of glass in your foot not be a problem towards you health?

One scenerio : Would be if it got enveloped by soft tissue. It may never be problematic. ...Read more

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What are reasons why, if possible, can a piece of glass in ones foot never lead to any infection?

What are reasons why, if possible, can a piece of glass in ones foot never lead to any infection?

Yes: The body is able sometimes to "wall off" a foreign substance, such as glass, and it can then stay inside for many years without causing problems. However, without warning an infection can arise even many years or decades after. If you have a piece of glass in your foot its a good idea to have it removed. ...Read more

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I have glass in my foot cut hurts extremely?

I have glass in my foot cut hurts extremely?

See a specialist: You should seek treatment with a foot and ankle specialist soon, open cuts with foreign objects in them can cause serious infections. Don't wait. ...Read more

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