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

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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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 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 stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didn't go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

I stepped on a piece of glass, cut my foot. Didn't go to the doc. Had td shot. Low grade fever, swollen lymph node under arm past week. What's wrong?

Mixed message: You describe a weird situation. Is the cut on the foot red, hot, swollen, tender and getting worse? No lymph nodes in the groin? Are you coughing, nauseated, burning on urination...Etc.? A foot wound should have local nodes involved. You may have a virus, or something else going on besides the healing foot cut. If you are not getting better, a doc visit is probably a good idea to sort this out. ...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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What would be the best thing to do when you have a small piece of glass at the bottom of your foot. I have had it stuck my foot for over 3 mouths now.

What would be the best thing to do when you have a small piece of glass at the bottom of your foot. I have had it stuck my foot for over 3 mouths now.

See a Podiatrist.: See the podiatrist foot evaluation and treatment. Sometimes a planter wart can cause symptoms similar to having a piece of glass stuck in your foot. ...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

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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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I have an open wound semi deep on my big toe caused by glass. What is the best way to care for an open wound (skin taken off).

I have an open wound semi deep on my big toe caused by glass. What is the best way to care for an open wound (skin taken off).

Laceration: You are way late in asking this question! If you have a laceration of your toes so that the skin is laid open, you should have had this looked at, explored, cleansed, and bandaged or sutured at that time.
If your doctor says it is too late (a matter of hours) to be sutured, then you should be treating it as she or he suggests. ...Read more

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What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What approaches work best to heal my foot injury?

What kind: There are a number of injuries that occur with the foot and ankle and treatment can range from simple activity modification to immobilization all the way to surgery. More information is needed for a complete answer. ...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 and it might be infected see podiatrist or doctor?

I cut my foot and it might be infected see podiatrist or doctor?

Podiatrist: I am a podiatrist so I am biased.

Podiatrist go to collage for 4 years, podiatric medical school for 4 years and then a 3 year residency. They treat the feet and the structures that affect the feet (calf and in ga treat up to the hip).
That is what they do and they are good at it. They are doctors of the feet and ankle. Do not go to a podiatrist for your cold or heart condition etc. ...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 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?

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 & 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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Please help! I'm having painful pins and needles with foot injury?

Please help! I'm having painful pins and needles with foot injury?

Some type of: Nerve injury need to see the doctor inperson to assess... ...Read more

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I have painful pins and needles with foot injury. How long will this last?

I have painful pins and needles with foot injury. How long will this last?

Nerve Damage: It sounds like nerve damage occurred with your injury. Depending on the type of injury it can last anywhere from 6-9 weeks to permanent damage. This is something that needs to evaluated by a podiatrist or neurologist. After the evaluation they could give you a better idea based on your injuries. ...Read more

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Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Which cardio work outs are best to maintain fitness while recovering from a foot injury?

Non-Weight Bearing: Anything that will keep weight off of the foot. Think swimming, rowing machines and cycling. Nothing weight bearing, such as walking, jogging, stair climbing, kickboxing aerobics. ...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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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 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