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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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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 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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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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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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