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Doctor insights on: How To Get A Wooden Splinter Out Of A Toddlers Foot

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My daughter has a splinter in her foot and its so small yhat I can't reach it with twizzers, what is the best way to get it out fast? Help

My daughter has a splinter in her foot and its so small yhat I can't reach it with twizzers, what is the best way to get it out fast? Help

I use a needle: When these come into the office it is often because parents have not been able to get them out. I rely on magnification/light & the business end of an injection needle to scoop the splinter out. If it is superfical enough, i don't need to numb the area with anesthetic. If the splinter is very small and the kid has no pain while walking, you could leave it alone. Some will work themselves out. ...Read more

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Got metal splinter in foot and white puss is coming out, i can't get it out. Will it draw out itself?

Got metal splinter in foot and white puss is coming out, i can't get it out. Will it draw out itself?

Foreign body: Not necessarily. And the fact that you have pus coming out of the foot shows that there is an infectious process. I would recommend evaluation by a podiatrist asap. If you can't be seen, go to the er. You need someone to look at the foot, get the metal out, place you on antibiotics and make sure your tetanus status is up to date. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get a splinter that is deep under the skin in the ball of my foot out. Painful to walk?

What is the best way to get a splinter that is deep under the skin in the ball of my foot out. Painful to walk?

Would avoid: "Bathroom surgery". If the credit card trick - scrape against the splinter didn't work - I would not dig for it. The simplest option is to see a podiatrist. P.S. When was your last tetanus shot? Take care. ...Read more

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I heard that immature myelin in toddlers can cause mild ankle clonus, is it true? When does the myelin will get mature?

I heard that immature myelin in toddlers can cause mild ankle clonus, is it true? When does the myelin will get mature?

Maturation: The nervous system matures from top down and inside to outside. Ankle clonus is normal in infants until they begin to walk, which the maturation allows. Persistence after 15-18 mo would be a problem.They first gain a wide grasp with fingers like pincers, but fine motor control of the individual fingers will not come in until well into school age. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of the pain I my big toe? Splinter

How do I get rid of the pain I my big toe? Splinter

Maybe: If you stepped on something you may have a splinter but only an examination will tell. ...Read more

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18 mo old has wood splinter in his toe. Leave it be or try to get it out? I don't want it to get infected (obviously!)

18 mo old has wood splinter in his toe. Leave it be or try to get it out? I don't want it to get infected (obviously!)

Wood you believe?: Because of the relatively small size of the toe at this age, removing the splinter is not as difficult as expected. Having said that, I much prefer that the splinter work it's self out. Less traumatic experience for both patient and parent. Depending on the many possible circumstances, soaking repeatedly tends to make self extraction easier. Many times a mild cellulitis also delivers the splinter. ...Read more

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I sliced my toe on a dirty wooden box and it started bleeding.I cleaned 2 hours later with alcohol.Is there a chance that I could get a bad infection?

I sliced my toe on a dirty wooden box and it started bleeding.I cleaned 2 hours later with alcohol.Is there a chance that I could get a bad infection?

Even Odds.: There is always a chance of an infection, no matter what the conditions are. Washing the area with soap and water helps, as does an alcohol bath. You next move is to keep an eye out for the classic signs of cellulitis or infection. Just to remind you, look for redness, swelling, pain and heat. Get to your doctor at the first sign of change. No time to waste. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get smaller feet?

Is it possible to get smaller feet?

Smaller feet: As stated - no. Amputation is the only way and that is not an option any reputable doctor would recommend. Our feet are what they are . ...Read more

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Why do my feet get so cold?

Why do my feet get so cold?

Good question: Temperature in and of itself is not a reliable symptom. There are many other things that need to be known. When your feet are cold, what are you doing when your feet are cold. How long it takes your feet to warm up, Are you on any medications? Have you ever had or been close to having frostbite? Temperature is run by the nervous system. signal from your brain tells the arteries to decrease flow. ...Read more

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How did I get athlete's foot?

How did I get athlete's foot?

Be sure it is : Be sure you have athlete's foot (tinea pedis). Many conditions can look like it but are something else, like dyshidrotic eczema, contact dermatitis or bacterial infection. If you're uncertain, have your doctor examine you for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can I get athlete’s foot?

How can I get athlete’s foot?

Fungus is normal: Fungus is a normal inhabitant for all of us. We all tend to either respond or not respond to this infection, meaning our own immune system. Certainly, some locations may expose one to a highly concentration of the fungus, but remember you have it already. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get hot at night?

Hot feet: You may have to be more specific with your question. ...Read more

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How can I get fix my smelly feet?

How can I get fix my smelly feet?

Several ways: Odor may be due to excessive perspiration, dry using certain dry on them. You can also try soaking in a dilute solution of tea. ...Read more

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