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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?

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 have a small deep splinter in the bottom of my foot that I cant get out. Tried needle and tweezers but its just to deep, small, and sore to remove?

I have a small deep splinter in the bottom of my foot that I cant get out. Tried needle and tweezers but its just to deep, small, and sore to remove?

I am partial: And would recommend you see a podiatrist, it is also important hat it is a splinter as opposed to a splint hemorrhage or a wart which often patients make mistakes with. ...Read more

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I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?

I have mild foot arthritis & take ibuprofen for it. Occasionally I get 1 splinter hemorrhage on 1 fingernail. Can NSAIDs cause splinter hemorrhages?

Poorly fitted shoes: Cause could be poorly fitted shoes , see your podiatric physician ( DPM ) with better fitted shoes along with arches will improve your gait and you feel better ...Read more

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