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Glass In Foot Removal
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
I have a piece of wood stuck between the nail and nail bed of my large toe. Happened river tubing. Used hydro-peroxide to clean. Necessary to remove?
Got small piece(s) of glass in bottom of foot. Soaking in epsom now. Any chance (at all) that glass could somehow go up into bloodstream? What 2 do?
Glass in foot: There is near zero chance that the glass could get into your blood stream; even a small chip is way too big. The problems you commonly see is that you may get an infection where the glass cut your skin (this will hurt), or the area may not heal properly with the glass (depending on where it is and how deep). If it is not hurting, it can be safe to just wait. Your body will slowly try to extrude it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stringulation???: For the life of me, I cannot figure out what "string left in my foot", can possibly be describing. Amputation of a toe is generally the result of trauma, poor blood supply or a serious infection. More details are needed to make sense of your concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would foot burn at top of foot over big toe into top side of foot? Have an arthritic "hook" in ball of foot b/t big toe/next toe
Combo treatment. : If you have plantar fasciitis, and hurt most with the first few steps in the am, the more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts/orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your dr). #4: stretching your foot/calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections, or eswt if available in your area. Soaking won't help! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can you remove wood splinters from an old pencil wound in foot that is irritating?
Two operations and an MRI later, a podiatrist has given up
6wks pst op bunion removed & screw in big toe, wires in 2 toes. Plaster & wires removed 2 days ago. The big toe is sticking up is this normal?
Have it evaluated.: The position of the big toe immediately following cast, pin, and bandage removal is not necessarily reflect its final position after you have regained strength and mobility following the postoperative and rehabilitation period. For some procedures, the big toe may be purposely fused in a slightly elevated position and you may not be use to that. Consult with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Two types of casting: Two types of plastering materials. Synthetic and plaster. Both are used for immobilization purposes..... ...Read more
Big toe very red in the corner from in grown toe nail. Cut the nail away but appears infected. Soaking in tea tree oil Helps. Do I need anti biot?
Can a plantars wart (on the bottom, outside part of the foot) cause foot, ankle and calf swelling and pain? Or is it likely 2 separate issues?
Not directly related: These are likely separate issues. A plantar wart can create pain, resulting in a change in your gait (how you walk) and thus put more pressure on other areas of your leg. Thus, it's theoretically possible these two issues are INDIRECTLY related. However, foot/ankle/calf swelling and pain without an injury make me think about a potential blood clot. Please seek help from a physician if persistent. ...Read more
Frequently have rashes black heads. Hot or warm foot under the toe. Pain on the small toe and outer side of the left foot?
Surgery: Surgical removal of old hardware with correction of non union and placement of new hardware. ...Read more
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Broke big toe on 8/12. Detached toenail. Skin is falling off in sheets from ALL toes on the foot. No cast. Walking boot,now surgical shoe. Why?
Quit Sloughing off.: Skin sloughing, particularly after a period of immobilization and departure from one's daily bathing routine, is almost a given when the immobilization and swelling end. Layers of dead skin cells that are normally sloughed during one's daily routine have piled up and are revealed as these skin "sheets". One can only imagine how much skin is shedded daily by your body daily. ...Read more
Hello, I have had numbness in my ( l ) foot for a yr all toes are involved except the the big toe, pain is in the ball of foot, my foot feels dead, ?
Should be evaluated: You may be experiencing symptoms of a neuroma or pinched nerve in your foot, or possible the beginnings of neuropathy. Would need to be examined and a full history taken to help determine what is going on. You should see your podiatrist or a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tried a DIY remedy for toe nail fungus. Remember afterward how porous feet are. Concerned the bleach in the foot soak can affect my breastmilk?
No problem: Bleach in a foot soak will NOT affect your breastmilk. Good luck with the treatment and congratulations on your baby. You are a good mother to be breastfeeding your child and asking questions to be safe. ...Read more