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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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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Dry well between the toes after your shower or bath
Daily
Wear white cotton socks, especially in the summer
Once
Try to avoid scratching
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See your podiatrist is symptoms persist or do not improve
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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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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Change shoes daily
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Disinfect shoes
Daily
Consider soaking in betadine/water solution 2-3x weekly
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Start with a topical anti-fungal
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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?

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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Treating Athlete's Foot (Checklist)

Wash Feet
2x day
Different pair of shoes
daily
antifungal powders in shoe
daily
OTC antifungal cream to feet
2x day

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