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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
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
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
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
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
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
See a foot doc: And have it removed, .Get a more detailed 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 more
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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
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
Take toddler: To the foot doc.Get a more detailed answer ›
One scenerio: Would be if it got enveloped by soft tissue. It may never be problematic. ...Read more
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
If you step on glass and get small glass pieces stuck in your foot, will they cause any harm to your health?
What to do if I have a glass sliver in my foot, I need some black salve but not sure where to buy it, does riteaid sell it, or cvs?
Glass: You need to see your podiatrist to have it removed. That's the right thing to do. ...Read more
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