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Glass Sliver In Finger
See a professional: If you truly have or are suspicious that you have retained glass in your small finger and it is painful, you should seek medical attention. I would recommend seeing a hand surgeon as they are best qualified to remove either simple or deep foreign material from the hand. ...Read more
When I use peroxide it not only leaves a white redisue on my fingers but it feels like I have a million tiny shards of glass under my skin. Why??
Of course: Peroxide is drying. Why are you using it? To bleach hair? ...Read more
If it is superficial: Enough, sometimes scraping an item with a flat surface (like the edge of a credit card) against the grain can dislodge it. ...Read more
Depends entirely: On size of glass fragment and how deeply it is imbedded. If you cannot see it, it is either too small or too deep. It is best to show it to a doctor, especially if you have any pain or redness surrounding the area. ...Read more
I have tiny glass particles in my finger from my cell phone and not sure who to see to get them removed?
Skin particles: These can be evaluated by an emergency room physician or by a surgeon. Sometimes, after assessment, such particles are treated only with warm salt water soaks and nature slowly excretes them. ...Read more
If glass shard is stuck in finger we'll it eventually come out or get transferred inside your body possibly lungs?
Unlikely: Unless it finds its way to a major vein, it is unlikely to travel to your lungs. It may become a chronic foreign body's and stay put or it may be eventually ejected from your body. Consider seeing a hand surgeon for removal if it bothers you. ...Read more
My daugher had a glass cut on her finger about 2 yrs ago. Checked and healed fine. Now she says it still hurts and there's a light purple spot?
Glass cut: She may still have a glass particle in her finger.'she may needxray of hand ...Read more
Hi, I got a peice of small glass in my pinky finger stuck but when I tried to get it out I pushed it in there and crushed the glass in my finger?
Try this first: Baby - try to soak your hand in warm salt water for 15-20 minutes every two hours. This can often draw the piece of glass to the surface, where it can be more easily removed. If it does not come to the surface, see a physician to remove the glass before infection develops. ...Read more
My finger was cut a few weeks ago on glass it healed but the swelling never went down it is a little bit purple but doesn't hurt, what should I do?
See your doctor: It's impossible to be able to tell you exactly what is going on through this type of venue. Could it be infected? Could there be a piece of glass still in there? Could it just be some scar tissue that you are seeing? It needs to be looked at, to better sort out the possibilities. Best of luck. ...Read more
I broke a glass approx. A month ago and a glass splinter got stuck in my finger. It has now healed over the glass splinter. It is too small to see on x-ray. Should it come out or is it ok to keep in?
Leave it alone:
You can leave it alone
if it is hard to be seen by Xray, there is no guarantee digging for it will lead to anything.
if your body do not like it then you can wait until the body rejected it and ten it will be easier to have it removed. ...Read more
Bro had last three fingers cut today by glass and drs said its vein of one finger that has been cut. He is in uk and I m in pak. Need to worry??
A tiny glass shard is stuck in finger. Can't find it through the very small wound opening. What does a doctor do remove it? Anything to try at home?
What to do if I could barely bend my middle finger after a shard of glass went into my upper palm. Help?
Glass in hand: This is a potentially devastating injury which requires evaluation by a hand surgeon. This is especially of concern if it is your dominant hand. While swelling and inflammation can cause it, the potential for serious tendon or even joint damage or infection is something to consider for urgent management. Also glass doesn't show up on xrays, so "exploration" is often necessary. ...Read more
Sometimes red spots occurs inside my fingers and they pain like a piece of glass is inside. What would be the reason behind this?
I cut my right ring finger open on glass about 3-4 days ago. It is now numb, & there is a but of tissue exposed on the wound& if I touch it's pain?
Is my finger infected? Cut it today on piece of glass opening a broken window Its a bit swollen and it hurts to bend it. There's a white dot in middle.
Cut finger: If you can't bend your finger, you may have severed a tendon from the glass. Go to the ER to check it out ...Read more
I had a small cut on my finger & touched a glass with my teacher's blood on it. (it was part of biology class, we learned about blood) can I get hiv?
Inform school/family: Even if you are 18 and of legal age. Inform parents/teacher/doctors all or some you are. The exact scenario you describe is not well described but the literature on needle sticks tell us that HIV risk is about 3/1000 incidents. A important factor is whether HIV exists prior to this and thus for an exposure testing of all subjects is recommended. School, public health departments have guidelines. ...Read more
Pricked finger on glass micropipette. End (only visible under microscope) broke off in my finger, can't remove. Now allergic reaction. What should I do?
See a doctor: It is possible for a doctor to remove this piece of embedded glass under magnification (for example with loupes or a dermatoscope). Many times the body's inflammatory process also "works out" these foreign bodies. ...Read more
Contains sulfites: You may be reacting to the sulfite a present in wine. ...Read more
Spend most of the night with terribly itchy fingers/hands... keeps me awake hours-only happens at night to the stage I want to plunge in broken glass?
I was playing with a magnifying glass, and shined a light through it to burn my finger. I'm scared I will get cancer. Will I get cancer from this burn?
I grabbed my wallet at the bar and somehow a piece of glass cut my finger slightly and I began to bleed- is there any risk of hiv or hepatitis? Worried
Unlikely: However only definitive way to answer your concerns would be with blood test. ...Read more
Possibly: If you've not had a tetanus vaccine in ten years you may need another. ...Read more
Is 1 injection of rocephin (ceftriaxone) enough for an infection of my finger from a clean glass cut?
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