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I cut my foot on a nail. What to do?

I cut my foot on a nail. What to do?

Seek treatment: If the cut broke the skin and creatied bleeding it needs to be cleaned well. You need to make sure that your tetanus shots are up to date. If not you need to see a doctor for proper treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my foot and a nail. Clean. What to do?

I cut my foot and a nail. Clean. What to do?

Nail: Clean your foot with soap and water and keep the area clean. It depends on weather or not the nail cut you or caused a puncture wound. This is very important. A puncture wound needs medical attention asap. This type of wound could cause a deep space infection and possibly surgery. If a cut only, then after soap and water, dry with clean dry towel and apply neosporin and band aids daily. ...Read more

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I cut my foot an a nail. What do I need to do?

See a doctor: Depending on the size and depth of the cut, it needs to be cleaned and possibly sutured. Need to check your tetnus history, need to check for any infection. ...Read more

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I cut my foot about an inch in width and 1/4" deep after stepping on a nail. It's turning white, what should I do?

I cut my foot about an inch in width and 1/4" deep after stepping on a nail. It's turning white, what should I do?

See a doctor ASAP: A cut and puncture wound needs to be examined and cleaned properly with the possible need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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I stepped on a rusted nail last Monday and cut my foot 3 days later it was still hurting so I went and got a tetanus shot just to make sure I would be ok. Now exactly 1 weeks after it happened I’ve had a headache all day and now my jaw hurts to open?

I stepped on a rusted nail last Monday and cut my foot 3 days later it was still hurting so I went and got a tetanus shot just to make sure I would be ok. Now exactly 1 weeks after it happened I’ve had a headache all day and now my jaw hurts to open?

I am not: An infectious disease doctor so I just referred this question to Dr Hunter Hansfield. If Clostridium tetani did infect your foot eight days ago - I don't know if the tetanus shot that was at least 3 day out (you didn't specify which day you got the tetnaus shot was) would prevent Tetanus or not. Hopefully Dr Hansfeild or one of the other infectious Dz Docs will respond to your question. ...Read more

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Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

Foot Injury: At around 4:30pm today I hit my foot, smallest toe is slightly cut into, vertically. And ring toe is bruised under the nail. Pulsing?

No cause for concern: The small superficial cut on your small toe shouldn't be much of an issue as long as you can move your toe and feel the sensation at the tip of the toe. If the edges of the cut are gaping use tape to bring edges together. The blood collected under the nail should resolve on its own in a few days otherwise you can go to the Dr and get it drained to relieve the pressure ...Read more

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I cut my foot on glass in a dirty creek what do I do?

I cut my foot on glass in a dirty creek what do I do?

Up on Cripple Creek.: Depending on the severity of the cut, either handle it yourself or get to an urgent care for treatment. If capable, clean the wound with soap and water being careful to clear the wound of all debris. Apply a antibiotic ointment and sterile compression dressing. You need to check with you physician to determine when you last tetanus booster was. A dose of antibiotics may also be in order. ...Read more

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I have cut my foot on glass. Do I need a tetanus jab?

I have cut my foot on glass. Do I need a tetanus jab?

If you haven't: Gotten one in 10 years its a good idea. Though, glass would not be as much of a concern as say metal. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on glass very painful. What the best thing to do?

Get it examined: You need to have this checked to make sure there is not glass in the wound or that you have not cut a nerve. Need to make sure there is not an infection starting. ...Read more

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Cut my foot on reef 3 days ago what should I do?

See the doctor.: Serious infections can occur from cuts from bacteria found on a reef. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on Oyster shells today in 6 different spots. It was about 9 hrs ago and they still EXTREMELY painful. Should I see a doc? Is it normal?

I cut my foot on Oyster shells today in 6 different spots. It was about 9 hrs ago and they still EXTREMELY painful. Should I see a doc? Is it normal?

Oyster: Oysters and other marine life can harbor a bacteria called vibrio vulnificus, which can be a potentially dangerous bacteria. A tetanus shot, and possible antibiotics, may be needed. Consult with a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Cut my foot on the reef in Hawaii-was unaware of coral dangers, just rinsed it didn't scrub it-how do I know if tiny pieces are stuck/infection starts?

Cut my foot on the reef in Hawaii-was unaware of coral dangers, just rinsed it didn't scrub it-how do I know if tiny pieces are stuck/infection starts?

Signs of infection: Include increased pain or tension, swelling, discharge from the wound and discomfort when moving the affected area. You need to be alert for these signs and see a doctor if you notice them. Best wishes. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on something 3 days ago. It is bruising and swelling. I am putting neosporin on it. Is there anything else I should do?

I cut my foot on something 3 days ago. It is bruising and swelling. I am putting neosporin on it. Is there anything else I should do?

Make sure first of: All that u are up to date on your tetanus shot. Was it a deep cut? Did u sprain your foot at the same time and cause a bruise? Ice the area, elevate, wash the area with dial soap, and if the swelling and bruising continues you may need to have someone take a look at it for you. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a dog bone a few weeks ago and it didn't hurt until a few days ago. Its now a lump and its white. No pus. Could it be infected?

I cut my foot on a dog bone a few weeks ago and it didn't hurt until a few days ago. Its now a lump and its white. No pus. Could it be infected?

Let me explain: To have infection after few weeks possible, also you have to think about possible foreign body also there. Go and check it out.
Good luck. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide, antibiotic ointment, &band aids, can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide, antibiotic ointment, &band aids, can I get Tetanus?

Maybe, maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years. If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one. You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusted fence wire and got infected. I went to the health clinic and I am now taking amoxil 500 mg capsules amoxicillin every 8 hours. But my feet is swollen. How do I reduce?

I cut my foot on a rusted fence wire and got infected. I went to the health clinic and I am now taking amoxil 500 mg capsules amoxicillin every 8 hours. But my feet is swollen. How do I reduce?

Tetanus?: Did you get a tetanus booster/ shot? When was your last one? A rusted fence wire is a dangerous source for the tetanus bacteria and you may need an injection to treat this. Here is a link for more info, but see you primary immediately for evaluation for tetanus. Hope this helps! Http://www. Wikihow. Com/know-when-you-need-a-tetanus-shot. ...Read more

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I cut my foot & now it hurts to walk, but its not pink or puffy?

Cut: Well the first thing you should do is clean the wound with soap and water the best you can. If it doesn't appear to be deep, and will stop bleeding with pressure after a few minutes, then you may be ok. But, if its deep, I think you need to see a doctor asap to determine if you need stitches or not along with wound care, tetinus boost, and or antibiotics, . ...Read more

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I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

I cut my foot open on a lid this afternoon. What's the best first aid?

Go to ER or PCP: You need to seek medical advice-er, pcp, etc. The most important thing is when was your last tetanus shot and are you up to date. Second, is preventing bacterial infection. The laceration needs to be thoroughly cleaned with saline and depending on size/depth of lac. Possibly sutured. Best to have it evaluated by a doctor or nurse. ...Read more

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Cut my foot in the lake didn't cover it till 4 hours later I put alcohol & bandaid but about a week now & it hurts and I saw a little bug come out it?

Cut my foot in the lake didn't cover it till 4 hours later I put alcohol & bandaid but about a week now & it hurts and I saw a little bug come out it?

This is serious: You need to see a podiatrist right away. You may have a serious infection and or a retained foreign object in the foot and possibly more "bugs" in your foot. ...Read more

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I stepped on something unknown and cut my foot. The area around the cut is swollen. Does that mean there's something inside?

I stepped on something unknown and cut my foot. The area around the cut is swollen. Does that mean there's something inside?

It is not unusual: To have some swelling and edema around the area of a cut. In addition it is not unusual to have something embedded in the tissues around a cut. The only way to tell for certain will be to see a health care professional and have the area (cut) examined and treated. ...Read more

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I cut my foot pretty good on a piece of glass it bled quite a bit but I finally got it to slow down I superglued it shut is this a permanent solution?

I cut my foot pretty good on a piece of glass it bled quite a bit but I finally got it to slow down I superglued it shut is this a permanent solution?

Hopefully: Things to watch for:
Red, swelling-infection

Numbness, white skin-damage to nerve or blood supply
Can bend toes or part of foot-tendon or muscle laceration
Is your tetanus shot up to date
Red streaks-infection
Superglue is a carcinogen-don't use it again ...Read more

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I cut my foot bad a few weeks ago on glass and super glued it shut It finally healed, but it's still super sensitive and hurts. Why does it still hurt?

I cut my foot bad a few weeks ago on glass and super glued it shut It finally healed, but it's still super sensitive and hurts. Why does it still hurt?

Glass vs infection: There is a chance you glued your wound shut over a small piece of glass or dirt which can form a foreign body in your foot. The body walls these off and can form a painful granuloma.
You could have an infection brewing as well.
Either way you should get that checked out by a professional soon. ...Read more

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I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

I cut my foot in the pool and it was bleeding could it get infected from the chlorine?

Just the opposite: Chlorine is in pools as a disinfectant, i.e. it kills bacteria and viruses. The chance of infection from a cut in a chlorinated pool less than it would be otherwise, not more. If the cut is large enough that you think it might need stitches, visit an emergency room or urgent care clinic. Otherwise, just use a bandaid and keep it clean and dry. ...Read more

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Diabitis, my toes getting no feeling. What should I do? I am horror future I should cut my foot.

Diabitis, my toes getting no feeling. What should I do? I am horror future I should cut my foot.

MANY things...: Could be peripheral neuropathy. See a doctor for treatment options. There are many medical foods (metanx, neuremedy, etc.) that can be helpful and even reverse some of the symptoms. ...Read more

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I cut my foot in the pool and didn't realize it until 30 minutes later when I got out. The pain has been slowly increasing and is more red than before. Could I be getting an infection?

SOUND LIKE IT: Increased pain, redness, swelling, fever are all signs of infection. Sounds like one is developing; see a podiatrist ASAP, especially if you're diabetic.
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I cut my foot. How do you take care of it best?

I cut my foot. How do you take care of it best?

Antibiotic cream: If the cut is not deep clean it with soap and water and apply neosporine cream and a bandaid. Make sure to let the area get lots of air after the first few days. If the cut is deep you will need to get it stiched. ...Read more