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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?

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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I have a piece of glass in my foot. I thought I removed it THREE or FOUR WEEKS ago, but today it started hurting and I checked, it's still there.

I have a piece of glass in my foot. I thought I removed it THREE or FOUR WEEKS ago, but today it started hurting and I checked, it's still there.

See doctor: You likely have an infection in the area if the glass has been present for 3-4 weeks. You need to go to the ER or get your doctor to remove it. You will likely need an antibiotic to treat the infection as well. ...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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Can glass splinter in foot cause clear small spot?

Can glass splinter in foot cause clear small spot?

If I am : Understanding you correctly, it can. Sounds like you think you have glass in your foot.If so, see a foot doc. It is very hard for one to bend down and examine their own feet. Often, you end up doing"bathroom surgery" and make the problem worse. A foot doc should be able to help resolve your issue quickly and painlessly. ...Read more

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I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

I have a small cut from a bit of glass on my foot. From a picture frame inside. It's a little swallen. Is it anything to worry about. ?

Yes: If its swollen you likely have a secondary infection and may need to be on an antibiotic. Residual glass may still be embedded in your foot. See a foot doctor. ...Read more

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Yesterday, I got glass on my foot and it is slightly healed over and it is really deep inside, should I seek medical help. If so, will treatment hurt?

Yesterday, I got glass on my foot and it is slightly healed over and it is really deep inside, should I seek medical help. If so, will treatment hurt?

No Pain, No Stink.: Quite frankly, if the wound is slightly healed over, the time frame has be more than "yesterday". Having said that, foreign bodies can at times be easy to remove and also difficult. Your best bet is to see a surgeon that has experience in removing these things. In some instances, there will be a need to do some testing, ultra sound or x-rays, to help locate the depth and position of the glass. ...Read more

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Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?

Dropped glass on my foot & a piece of it made a small puncture. Swollen vein & painful. Ice & elevated but goes back when I stand up. What do I do?

Inflammation: will certainly occur with an injury. Ice early, elevation then warmth later. The problem is that this presupposes that the injury Stopped occurring. If there is continuing injury, it's going to stay inflamed. Infection OR a retained shard of glass will keep the area inflamed until it is treated. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health ...Read more

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Have a bump on foot hard and painful to the touch. How can if I have glass splinter in foot or if it is wart or something else?

Many possibilities: This sounds like a condition that will need to be diagnosed "in person" by a podiatrist. There are A LOT of things it COULD be. Have a local doctor take a look. ...Read more

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My daughter has a small piece of glass in her foot.Now it's yellow where the glass is and red around that, hard & very raised.Go back to the ER again?

My daughter has a small piece of glass in her foot.Now it's yellow where the glass is and red around that, hard & very raised.Go back to the ER again?

See your doctor: It sounds like antibiotics and removal of the offending piece of glass is in order. If your doctor does not feel comfortable treating this, most podiatrists can be of help in this matter. ...Read more

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Bump on the side of my heel. I think it appeared aftr i got glass in my foot a few yrs ago.Now it hurts/is bigger/looks bruised. Doesnt seem infected?

Bump on the side of my heel. I think it appeared aftr i got glass in my foot a few yrs ago.Now it hurts/is bigger/looks bruised. Doesnt seem infected?

See a foot doctor: If as you say, it is a result of foreign body you may have a foreign body granuloma, but you need to make sure that is what it is as opposed to a cancerous growth. A biopsy would give definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didnt go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

I stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didnt go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

Mixed message: You describe a weird situation. Is the cut on the foot red, hot, swollen, tender and getting worse ? No lymph nodes in the groin? Are you coughing, nauseated, burning on urination...Etc.? A foot wound should have local nodes involved. You may have a virus, or something else going on besides the healing foot cut. If you are not getting better, a doc visit is probably a good idea to sort this out. ...Read more

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I have glass embedded in my foot, now it hurts?

I have glass embedded in my foot, now it hurts?

Get Treated: You need to make an appointment with your podiatrist. He or she can remove the glass without pain. . ...Read more

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I got a piece of glass deep in my foot and cant seem to get it out. can you give me any advice?

I got a piece of glass deep in my foot and cant seem to get it out. can you give me any advice?

Go to an ER: They should be able to mark it and remove using ultrasound. Make sure your tetanus is up to date and ask about antibiotics. All the best. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Usually not: As long as tetanus vaccination status is current, minor injury does not require tetanus shot. ...Read more

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