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Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

Glass sliver stuck in my pinky finger, it hurts, how do I get it out.?

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

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Glass stuck in my finger how can I remove it?

Glass stuck in my finger how can I remove it?

Doc-in-box: Unless it is visible & grasp-able with tweezers at surface, then should go to an urgent care center for proper removal. Since it is sharp, usually on all sides, it can do more damage where it is, or to fingers attempting to remove it, if done incorrectly. ...Read more

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I have a piece of glass inside the index finger what should I do to remove it?

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

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I think there may be a fragment of glass in my finger but can't see it is it harmful?

I think there may be a fragment of glass in my finger but can't see it is it harmful?

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

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Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

Cut my finger with glass now black and blue and swollen. What is the best way to treat this?

I would encourage: You to have this injury checked medically. If your last tetanus shot was more than 10 years ago or you aren't sure when it was, then it is time for another one. Concerned by your description of finger - would want to rule out infection. ...Read more

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I have tiny glass particles in my finger from my cell phone and not sure who to see to get them removed?

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

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If glass shard is stuck in finger we'll it eventually come out or get transferred inside your body possibly lungs?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Minor procedure: Often, a physician can make a small cut over the area of the puncture wound and dissect down to retrieve the foreign object. This would be done under a local anesthetic. I would not try this at home as it may lead to further injury or infection. ...Read more

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How can I numb my finger at home in order to remove a piece of glass from the index finger?

How can I numb my finger at home in order to remove a piece of glass from the index finger?

If it is deeply: Embedded - you wish to have this done by a medical provider. When was your last tetanus shot? I don't know of a good way to numb the finger with home supplies if there is any depth to the glass shard. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I could barely bend my middle finger after a shard of glass went into my upper palm. Help?

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

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Sometimes red spots occurs inside my fingers and they pain like a piece of glass is inside. What would be the reason behind this?

Sometimes red spots occurs inside my fingers and they pain like a piece of glass is inside. What would be the reason behind this?

Eczema: If these occur in the web spaces and sides of you fingers associated with little blister looking things deep in your skin it is very likely eczema and will respond to topical potent steroids. ...Read more

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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?

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