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Doctor insights on: Glass In Foot Removal

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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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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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How can I remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

How can I remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

See a Podiatrist: I highly recommend you see a podiatrist right away. It usually requires a some numbing medicine and antibiotics for proper healing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

Can you tell me how I can remove a piece of glass from inside my toddlers foot?

See a podiatrist: See a podiatrist. Unless it is very superficial and you can easily grab it with a tweezer, otherwise let a podiatrist do it. ...Read more

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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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I just got glass taken out of my sons foot should it be pussing out of the wound?

I just got glass taken out of my sons foot should it be pussing out of the wound?

Pus from wound: Pus from wound is never a good thing. There may still be other shards of glass left behind causing an infection. Best to take your son to ER or urgent care for evaluation & antibiotics. ...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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How bad can a glass cut on your feet be?

How bad can a glass cut on your feet be?

Could be bad: Could be not so bad. You need to:
1) remove the foreign body
2) control bleeding
3) make sure no vital structures were damaged, if so consider their repair.
4) check tetanus history.
5) check for infection. ...Read more

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Is glass being stuck in your foot serious?

Is glass being stuck in your foot serious?

Glass needs removal: Any item foreign to the body that is causing pain, deformity, or infection in your body needs medical evaluation and likely surgical removal.
See your podiatrist for evaluation and treatment. By the way, x rays may show the exact position of the glass in your foot. ...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.
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I cut my feet on glass at the river what should I do?

I cut my feet on glass at the river what should I do?

When was your last: Tetanus shot? If you don't know or it has been 10 years or more, then you need a new one. Depending on depth you may need sutures -or to have wound cleaned. ...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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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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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 stepped on a small peace of glass and am not sure if it's stuck in my foot. Can I just wait and let it fall out?

I stepped on a small peace of glass and am not sure if it's stuck in my foot. Can I just wait and let it fall out?

No: You should see a podiatrist or orthopedic doctor to have the glass shard removed to avoid further complications such as infection. ...Read more

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I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

I dropped a huge glass pyrex pan on the top of my foot. I now have a large knot with pain. Should I get it looked at?

Contusion at: Minimum but an xray would help you rule out any type of fracture....Ice, elevation and compression are key right now.... ...Read more

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I stepped in some glass yesterday and I got the small piece out but I still can feel some in the bottom of my foot and it hurt what should I do.

I stepped in some glass yesterday and I got the small piece out but I still can feel some in the bottom of my foot and it hurt what should I do.

X-RAY: I would get an x-ray. Glass can be visualized on x-ray down to 0.5mm in size, and the glass does not have to be leaded. If painful, an attempt can be made to find it in the office, but unless it's easily found, I usually go to the OR. ...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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Hey I got a glass cut on my feet and had a lot of bleeding. But I don't think the glass went in. I just cleaned the wound n got it covered. Is it fine?

Hey I got a glass cut on my feet and had a lot of bleeding. But I don't think the glass went in. I just cleaned the wound n got it covered. Is it fine?

Have it evaluated.: A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin and creating a small hole such as from stepping on a nail. Such injuries can potentially be dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the puncture wound was deep enough to draw blood, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on glass very painful. What the best thing to do?

I cut my foot on glass very painful. What the best thing to do?

Get it examined: You need to have this checked to make sure there is not glass in the wound or that you have not cut a nerve. Need to make sure there is not an infection starting. ...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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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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If you step on glass and get small glass pieces stuck in your foot, will they cause any harm to your health?

If you step on glass and get small glass pieces stuck in your foot, will they cause any harm to your health?

Probably not: As some might say leave well enough alone
if there is no symptoms than you are probably alright but if this is causing you anxiety just knowing its there than get it checked out ...Read more

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My feet are so painful. It hurts to walk. The slightest touch is painful. Sometimes it feels like glass is in them. What can this be?

Pain: This is challenging without further information. There are so many possibilities. I would recommend seeing a physician for a full work up. Good luck. ...Read more