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I got a Popsicle stick splinter stuck in my foot 2 weeks ago. I thought it had come out, but now my foot hurts even more. Is it still in my body?

I got a Popsicle stick splinter stuck in my foot 2 weeks ago. I thought it had come out, but now my foot hurts even more. Is it still in my body?

Fragment possible?: It is very likely that there is still a fragment of the stick still in your foot. Also, even if all is out, there is a chance there is infection and you would need to be on an antibiotic. I would get it looked at. Sometimes it is possible to get the piece out without a shot, but if it is too painful a local anesthetic can be used. Soak it in warm water and apply antibiotic ointment. ...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?

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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How do I remove a splinter from a child's foot?

How do I remove a splinter from a child's foot?

Foreign body: It really depends how deep the splinter is. Most superficial ones can be kept alone as they get extruded when the skin peels off. If a good part of the splinter shows, you may try pulling it out with a tweezer. If unsuccessful, especially if if deep, you should bring your child to a doctor, urgent care or the ed. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to remove very large splinter from foot?

I need some tips on how to remove very large splinter from foot?

Make an appt: With your foot doctor. Sometimes soaking the foot helps to soften the skin and this will also cause the wood to expand and might make it easier to grab. But, its not easy to work on the bottom of your foot unless you are pretty flexible. ...Read more

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Foot feels like I have a tiny splinter when I step on it but I cant find anything. Can anything bad cause this sensation?

Foot feels like I have a tiny splinter when I step on it but I cant find anything. Can anything bad cause this sensation?

Splinter?: I doubt there is anything to worry about. If you don't see an open sore or sign of irritation (swelling, redness), I would expect this sensation to pass. Of course, look at your feet frequently to check for anything unusual. ...Read more

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3xs in the last week I've felt pinpricks in my feet (like I got a splinter), but when I look nothing is there. Sensation leaves about 10 minutes later?

3xs in the last week I've felt pinpricks in my feet (like I got a splinter), but when I look nothing is there. Sensation leaves about 10 minutes later?

Neuropathy?: It sounds like you could be developing a neuropathy in your feet, which can lead to odd sensations like this. Were you diabetic in your pregnancy, and are you now? Please see your physician about your symptoms, which can be investigated and treated as needed. ...Read more

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I have a splintering pain in my foot. What do I do?

Get a diagnosis: Pain in that area could be due to trauma (fracture, tendon or ligamentous tear, arthritis), infection, inflammation, metabolic conditions (gout) musculoskeletal (bony over growth) or biomechanical abnormality, or neurologic conditions (neuropathy). A thorough history and physical exam and possibly laboratory and radiology exams could determine the cause. Have it evaluated by a professional. ...Read more

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What to do if a diabetic has a splinter on the bottom of his foot? Should he dig it out?

What to do if a diabetic has a splinter on the bottom of his foot? Should he dig it out?

NO: This situation is best left to a professional who can do it with sterile instruments and can make a decision about the presence of infection and the need for antibiotics. ...Read more

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What should I do about a splinter in the bottom of my foot that has been there for two years?

What should I do about a splinter in the bottom of my foot that has been there for two years?

Spinter for 2 years: You should probably not do anything. While splinters may cause infection or bleeding, this does not appear to have happened to you, and these are the principle reason to remove splinters acutely. At this point, your splinter is probably pretty stable and happy. You body, on the other hand, is constantly working to try to through it out of your skin, and it will eventually succeed. Just wait. ...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

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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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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I think I have a splinter in the bottom of my foot that's walled off its been there for a few months I've tried getting it out all I find is a hole?

I think I have a splinter in the bottom of my foot that's walled off its been there for a few months I've tried getting it out all I find is a hole?

First find it.: At this point, there are only two good options. Either wait to see if time and pressure will force the foreign body out or have it checked by a specialist. Trans dermal illumination, ultrasound and x-ray may be able to locate the bugger. Once located, removal is much easier than trying to remove it blindly. ...Read more

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What kind of warts on bottom of foot looks like splinters?

What kind of warts on bottom of foot looks like splinters?

Plantar: Plantar warts often take on the appearance of spikes or splinters. They can be difficult to treat, but there are several different treatment options available and you and your doc will find the right one for you. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove a splinter from foot of 3 yr old?

What is the best way to remove a splinter from foot of 3 yr old?

See below: Apply ice to the area to freeze it and then see if you can grab it with a tweezers. If not take them to a podiatrist. ...Read more

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