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Glass In Foot
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My one year old has a small splinter or small piece of glass in her foot and it hurts her every time she move it how can I get it out unpainfully?
See a doctor: If you has problem to remove, please see your doctor and he/she might can do that with proper tool ...Read more
One scenerio : Would be if it got enveloped by soft tissue. It may never be problematic. ...Read more
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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