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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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Can glass splinter in foot cause clear small spot?

Can glass splinter in foot cause clear small spot?

If I am: Understanding you correctly, it can. Sounds like you think you have glass in your foot. If so, see a foot doc. It is very hard for one to bend down and examine their own feet. Often, you end up doing"bathroom surgery" and make the problem worse. A foot doc should be able to help resolve your issue quickly and painlessly. ...Read more

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Have a bump on foot hard and painful to the touch. How can if I have glass splinter in foot or if it is wart or something else?

Have a bump on foot hard and painful to the touch. How can if I have glass splinter in foot or if it is wart or something else?

Many possibilities: This sounds like a condition that will need to be diagnosed "in person" by a podiatrist. There are A LOT of things it COULD be. Have a local doctor take a look. ...Read more

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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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How can I get an old splinter out of my toddlers foot. It’s come to the surface now and looking a little red.?

How can I get an old splinter out of my toddlers foot. It’s come to the surface now and looking a little red.?

Tweezers help: I find toddlers hard for this procedure. Parents can use tweezers or a sterilized sewing needle to tease this out, but many parents abandon the effort & bring the kid in for me to do it in the office. If it is red it is started to show infection. ...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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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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Are there times where you can't get 100% correction of club feet, why?

Are there times where you can't get 100% correction of club feet, why?

Yes: Most club feet are now managed non operatively with casting as long as they are addressed as infants. 100% correction is not always achieved as it is a genetic deformity. Pediatric orthopedists are the experts in this topic and I would defer to them for further advice. ...Read more

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I get transparent bubbles on feet. They don't pain. What is the problem with me.?

Mmp: Matrix metalloproteinases are enzymes that destroy skin it is expressed in people with lymphedema, diabetics, on meds like coumadin, (warfarin) steroids etc. To control them use orally vitamin k2 (subtype of vit k) and zinc, selenium. Locally you want to protect the skin with wrapping them with calamine soaked gauze (unna boot strips) and webril with tubular stretch bandage so skin does not peel off. ...Read more

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Can you get a fungus from rubbing or massaging somebody's feet that doesn't have fungus there?

Can you get a fungus from rubbing or massaging somebody's feet that doesn't have fungus there?

Not if they don't: You can't get a fungal infection from someone's feet unless they have a fungal infection on their feet. You can't catch what someone doesn't have. ...Read more

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What to do if I am 220 with 10-9ish wide feet, goal is 9 normal or 8 1/2, I don't care if it get shorter but will it get thinner?

What to do if I am 220 with 10-9ish wide feet, goal is 9 normal or 8 1/2, I don't care if it get shorter but will it get thinner?

Being Overweight: Your Health is Precious!
Let Wise Person in you reflect:
Effects of weight of 220 lbs. On your Health.
Reasons for your concern about width of your feet.
Conviction to lose weight.
Stresses in life affecting self-esteem.
Follow wit your Physician. ...Read more

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How do I get the bottoms of y feet to be less dry when I wear flip flops. They get really rough and the lotion that I use doesn't seem to help.

How do I get the bottoms of y feet to be less dry when I wear flip flops. They get really rough and the lotion that I use doesn't seem to help.

Hmph: What you are asking for is is like asking how to cure a scratchy neck but you like to wear turtlenecks shirts...Your feet will dry out due to the wearing flip flops and constent exposure to dry conditions. If you must wear the flip flops, try putting lotion on your feet before you go to bed and wear socks to soften your skin overnight. ...Read more

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My feet are way too huge and I don't get the perfect feet easily, is it possible to have them shortened to maybe a size 6? and are there any risks?

My feet are way too huge and I don't get the perfect feet easily, is it possible to have them shortened to maybe a size 6? and are there any risks?

Do not recommend: I don't recommend doing any plastic surgery on your feet as you might end up with having pain where you had none before. ...Read more

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Why do my feet get smelly when I don't wear socks? Is this okay?

Why do my feet get smelly when I don't wear socks? Is this okay?

See below.: Feet perspire and socks are not absorbing it. Bacteria and materail from shoe interact with this to create bad odor. Wear socks and change regularly, let feet air out when possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may be helpful as well as soaking. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of chronic rough feet my wife can't get rid of it?

How do you get rid of chronic rough feet my wife can't get rid of it?

Having any callouses: Present trimmed and then applying moisturizer (40% ureas are what I like) under Saran wrap and applying socks and go to sleep, repeat moisturizer nightly under Saran wrap. Should see huge improvement in few days. ...Read more

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When I sit down and I get up to walk my feet hurts can't walk what can I do?

When I sit down and I get up to walk my feet hurts can't walk what can I do?

Plantar fasciitis or: Pain upon standing could be signs of plantar fasciitis or arthritis. An x-ray and examination would be of great value. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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My feet get really hot at night - to the point where I can't sleep. What could be the issue?

My feet get really hot at night - to the point where I can't sleep. What could be the issue?

Hot feet at night: See great discussion of the many possible causes at www. Simple-remedies. Com/.../burning-feet-at-night. Html
burning feet is a condition that can range from mild to severe. There are a number of burning feet at night causes. A wide range of treatment options can be provided. ..This is called the grierson-gopalan syndrome. ...Read more

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I get hot feet at night and I can't sleep. If iam lucky its only a few hours or none at all?

I get hot feet at night and I can't sleep. If iam lucky its only a few hours or none at all?

Possible neuropathy: Neuropathy can happen as a result of trauma, or nerve damage due to the consumption of alcohol or certain medications. Symptoms can range from a numbness and tingling sensation, possibly a burning sensation, to an uncomfortable painful sensation of the extremities. Get evaluated by a professional to determine the exact cause in order to get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can't get Epsom Salts in Phnom Penh. Need it to soak foot and dislodge embedded thorns. Substitute??? Thanks.

Bath Salts: Many commercially available bath salts contain Magnesium sulfate. Check labels. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Shin splints,: Shin splints and achilles tendinitis are common as well as capsulitis under the ball of the 2nd metatarsal head. Sesamoiditis can also occur as well as stress fractures. Finally neuromas can occur due to excess pressure of the ball of the foot due to tight achilles tendon. ...Read more

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What could it be if u had these things that look like splinters (but aren't) coming out the bottom of ur foot? Extremely painful swelling.

What could it be if u had these things that look like splinters (but aren't) coming out the bottom of ur foot? Extremely painful swelling.

Foot Pain: With extreme pain and swelling you need to seek a medical professional in person to evaluate you. You are welcome to submit a photo here, however the internet is not your best option without more information. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use medication to get back on your feet for anxiety, with intention to make changes to eventually get off them? Don't want life long.

Is it ok to use medication to get back on your feet for anxiety, with intention to make changes to eventually get off them? Don't want life long.

Combo is key: Research tells us that a combination of medication and therapy is key to helping with difficulties like anxiety. Medication can help with the intensity of your symptoms, while therapy can help you learn the tools to overcome anxiety. ...Read more