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Best way to remove toothpick from foot?

Best way to remove toothpick from foot?

Foreign body: If the tooth pick is lodged in your foot, you should disinfect it with alcohol then try to grab the end with tweezers. If the toothpick doesn't come out, please see your primary physician or podiatrist. You may also have to be placed on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Stepped on a toothpick, foot is swollen, itchy and red. Should I go to a dr?

Yes indeed: All signs that an infection is developing. This would mean immediate attention. Entrance wounds need to be cleansed and drained. Antibiotics are required to eradicate punter wound infections. Other consideration are the amount of time since injury and tetanus shot status. ...Read more

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Does it ever happen that a blister be popped with a toothpick?

Does it ever happen that a blister be popped with a toothpick?

Yes but don't do it!: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. The blister will gradually resolve with time. ...Read more

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I stepped on a toothpick and I can feel it under my skin but MRI couldn't see it. It is painful what should I do?

I stepped on a toothpick and I can feel it under my skin but MRI couldn't see it. It is painful what should I do?

Wood Foreign Body?: Usually these things show up on MRI as it can detect wood, which doesn't show up on plain X-ray films. If the object did not show up on MRI, then it has likely been removed completely and there may only be a few small remnant splinters. I assume you had the toothpick removed. Talk with the doc who ordered the MRI. You may have injured nerves in your foot, which is very painful. Followup w/ MD asap ...Read more

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I may have swallowed half a toothpick. Do I need to seek additional help or will it pass? I seem to have a minor discomfort in the chest cavity

I may have swallowed half a toothpick. Do I need to seek additional help or will it pass? I seem to have a minor discomfort in the chest cavity

I: I would consult with your doctor. If it was a smooth object like a penny, it would easily pass with your stool. You may have no difficulty passing it; or it could injure tissue as it trasverses through your GI system. ...Read more

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Hi there. I was eating and think I might have swallowed a piece of toothpick. What do I do now?

Hi there. I was eating and think I might have swallowed a piece of toothpick. What do I do now?

Usually: A swallowed piece of toothpick ends in the stool. If such a person develops abdominal pain or vomiting of blood or blood in their stool the emergency room evaluation is indicated ...Read more

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Is using a toothpick bad for my teeth?

Is using a toothpick bad for my teeth?

Use sparingly: Toothpicks that are used overzealously can damage tooth enamel, lacerate gums, and even cause a broken tooth in severe cases. People who have bonding or veneers can chip or break them if they aren't careful. Overly aggressive use of toothpicks can severely wear the roots of teeth, especially in cases where gums have pulled away from the teeth and leave teeth with root surfaces exposed, in elderly. ...Read more

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Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Is dental floss more effective than a toothpick?

Yes: Dental floss is more effective than a toothpick since floss can clean the surfaces of two teeth where they are touching each other while the toothpick can only clean in between the teeth under the point of contact. ...Read more

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My stool has a groove in it, almost like someone scraped a line with a toothpick. Should I be concerned?

My stool has a groove in it, almost like someone scraped a line with a toothpick. Should I be concerned?

No: I don't think you should be concerned. However, if you notice that the stool caliber is becoming thinner or if you see blood in the stool/from the rectum or if you have new change in your bowel movement/ worsening constipation, weight loss etc in addition to the above-especially if you have positive family history of cancer- you should see and discuss with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Would Tdap help me almost 2 months after puncture wound (toothpick)? Concrned about sympts I've had since injury. Or is it too late for me?

Would Tdap help me almost 2 months after puncture wound (toothpick)? Concrned about sympts I've had since injury. Or is it too late for me?

Too late for??: As far as the initial injury, if you were going to get tetanus, you would have already, and suffered the consequences. Since the injury reminds you that you have let your protection laps, having the vaccine at this time would give you ten years of protection going forward. Any symptoms you have now would be related to another issue. ...Read more

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If my last question wasn't clear, what I'm asking is if I got puncture wound (stepping on toothpick) 2 months ago can a Tdap help retroactively?

If my last question wasn't clear, what I'm asking is if I got puncture wound (stepping on toothpick) 2 months ago can a Tdap help retroactively?

Not this late: Any break in the skin can allow tetanus germs in, and if they had established an infection, you would have had tetanus toxin traveling in your body within a week. A booster at least every ten yrs can protect you for the future, but it looks like you were lucky this time. Rusty nails are the classical story, but any cut can become infected with tetanus. ...Read more

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Why the toothpick is important for dental health?

Why the toothpick is important for dental health?

Floss is better: Floss would be better than a toothpick in cleaning the space between teeth ...Read more

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I cut my plantar warts out with a toothpick and used aldera on it too. Was that a safe decision?

I cut my plantar warts out with a toothpick and used aldera on it too. Was that a safe decision?

Well...: If it didn't get infected, then I guess you really didn't do any real harm. See a podiatrist for a better solution than bathroom surgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a tonsel stone if it is hard to access using a toothpick? Can it hurt me in the long run if I don't get rid of it?

Don't use toothpick: Might cause significant bleeding which could be serious so please avoid. Usually they don't cause serious problems. I would usually recommend an ENT opinion about them and where removing the tonsils as a way of getting rid of the tonsolith is required or appropriate - they are often associated with recurrent tonsillitis. I suggest doctor or ENT consult to take things further. ...Read more

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I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks.?

I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks.?

Be seen: There can be many different reasons for your symptoms. Calluses, warts, clogged sweat glands, athletes foot and infection are some of the common reasons. You should be seen in person or virtually for a proper diagnosis and correct treatment plan! ...Read more

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I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks. Help me out

I have small holes on the skin of the bottom of my left feet its not hurting its like some one stabbed my foot with a bunch of toothpicks. Help me out

Bottom Foot Holes: There is a condition you may have called Pitted Keratolysis that matches your description. Here is a link.

http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1053078-treatment ...Read more

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I was playing with a toothpick inside m ear and now they feel clogged?

I was playing with a toothpick inside m ear and now they feel clogged?

Probably wax: First of all, never play with anything or do anything inside your ear again. You most likely jammed wax and blocked the canal. You can try some wax softening drops and gentle irrigation of the ear in the shower. If that doesn't help you need to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I got a broken tooth its the first tooth in the upper jaw, and when I use toothpick to clean the food I recently ate inside it some brown appears on it?

I got a broken tooth its the first tooth in the upper jaw, and when I use toothpick to clean the food I recently ate inside it some brown appears on it?

Tooth decay: Is is an oral condition that destroys your teeth and affects the majority of the people. Tooth decay is usually painless, and may not produce any signals until it has damaged a deep part of your tooth. The only way to cure this disease is with professional dental treatment. Call your dentist today. ...Read more

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I swallowd part of toothpick yesterday, went to the toilet normally today, but a sudden cough started! Could it be stuck in lung or heart?

I swallowd part of toothpick yesterday, went to the toilet normally today, but a sudden cough started! Could it be stuck in lung or heart?

Possibly lung: Most likely went down esophagus and will pass normally. But if indeed having cough or pain, need to get further evaluation. Will not affect the heart, but possibly the lung. Start with CXR. Might need bronchoscopy but depends on evaluation and symptoms. ...Read more

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Hello, doctor. I have a question for you. Yesterday, I accidentally inhaled a toothpick and I don't know whether it ended up in my stomach or in my lu?

Hello, doctor. I have a question for you. Yesterday, I accidentally inhaled a toothpick and I don't know whether it ended up in my stomach or in my lu?

Immediate help: You need to seek immediate help, as ingestion or inhalation of foreign objects like the toothpick you mention are medical emergencies. You may be lucky and have limited to no issues related to this but don't leave that up to chance. If you have any difficulty breathing, are spitting up or coughing up blood, have abdominal pain or chest pain seek now! ...Read more

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I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

I believe I ate a piece of broken toothpick inside of a sandwich. Throat extremely painful and sometimes can taste blood.26yo f. What should I do?

You could see an ENT: You describe symptoms that warrant a look in your throat. If you see an ENT, that area could be examined to see what is going on. ...Read more

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I touched a toothpick and I accidentaly touched my eye immediately after...can I spread HIV HCV or hbv? I didn't see blood on it but im scared...

I touched a toothpick and I accidentaly touched my eye immediately after...can I spread HIV HCV or hbv? I didn't see blood on it but im scared...

Very improbable: This is not the means by which HIV, HCV or HBV are spread and you do not have anything to worry about, assuming you are not engaged in intimate activities with a patient who has any of these illnesses. ...Read more

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Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, I can feel temp and pain if I prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?

Had my wisdom teeth removed and now half my lip and chin are numb, I can feel temp and pain if I prick it with a toothpick, is this permanent?

Not usually: Please call your surgeon. The sooner this condition termed ' paresthesia' is diagnosed & treated, the better the prognosis for total healing is. ...Read more

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Why our feet is so dry?

Why our feet is so dry?

Sweat: When sweat evaporates, the skin cash become dry. ...Read more

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What to treat ichi feet?

What to treat ichi feet?

Itchy feet: That depends on what caused them to itch in the first place as there are many causes. See your podiatrist for assistance ...Read more

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How can duck feet be cured?

How can duck feet be cured?

Duck feet: Will need to see a plastic surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Why would your feet go blue?

Why would your feet go blue?

Raynaud's: Or venous congestion are possibilities, in very poor circulation this is a stage before gangrene. ...Read more

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Stiffed feet! Please help?

Stiffed feet! Please help?

Massage/stretching: Not sure what is going on as your question is very vague.

If this is in the morning you can try some massage and warm water to get your feet moving.
Give us a better question and we can be more helpful to you. ...Read more

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What to so for feet that swell?

What to so for feet that swell?

Depends on cause: We need more information to determine the reason for the swelling and treatment would depend on the cause. If the swelling is related to being on your feet most of the day, putting your feet up at night might help. With an examination, your doctor can help guide treatment. ...Read more

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What causes pain in ball of feet?

What causes pain in ball of feet?

Capsulitis, fracture?: To give you a better answer I would need a little more information. If this is a sudden pain it could be a fracture. If this has been there for a while it could be a pinched nerve or a swelling around the joint called capsulitis. ...Read more

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Is it bad to have really ashy feet?

Is it bad to have really ashy feet?

Dry feet: Yes. It can be very bad to have dry feet. Your feet can dry out to the point where they crack open (like the dry desert earth). When this happens there can be open sores. Open sores on your feet are never good due to the fact that there is a high potential for infection. Do the easy thing and use hydrating lotion daily. ...Read more

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What causes your feet to stay cold?

Cold feet: It could be raynaud's disease, which is when your blood is shunted back to your heart sooner than is needed. It could also be a level of vascular disease you should see a vascular surgeon or podiatrist to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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My age is 22 and my hegiht is 5 feet only?

My age is 22 and my hegiht is 5 feet only?

Height: Is principally genetically determined. Have straight posture. Stand and walk straight. Shoulders square. Smile. Maintain good body weight. Be pleasant. Have a good heart. Know God and follow Him. Be joyful. You will be very attractive. ...Read more