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What can I do about a puncture cut on the sole of my foot?

What can I do about a puncture cut on the sole of my foot?

See a podiatrist: This may be more than just a simple puncture. Tissue or outside debris may have been implanted into the wound. You also may require a tetanus vaccination. These also easily become infected - get to a doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

What can I do about a puncture wound on the bottom of my foot?

See a doctor: Make sure your tetanus booster is up to date, and seeing a doctor can make sure it can heal without having a deep infection develop. ...Read more

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How should I take care of a small, deep cut on the bottom of my foot?

How should I take care of a small, deep cut on the bottom of my foot?

Depends: If it is fresh it might need stitiches. If not clean it well with soap and water, apply a topical antiseptic and dry sterile dressing. Watch for signs of infection, heat, drainage, pain, swelling. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

 I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

YES.: You're young. How long with diabetes? What's your A1C-should be below 7. Cold feet, dry skin could be what's called autonomic neuropathy, associated w/ diabetes. Make sure you see your PCP as indicated, and a podiatrist for that cut. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot, i put a bandaid on it. Later that day i took off the bandaid. I see that there is a big red itchy spot.

I have a cut on the bottom of my foot, i put a bandaid on it. Later that day i took off the bandaid. I see that there is a big red itchy spot.

Adhesive reaction: If the shape of the red, itchy spot is close to the shape of the bandaide, then this is most likely an allergic reaction to the adhesive. If you applied an ointment to the cut, it could also be a reaction to that as well. Unless your cut was dirty and not cleansed well, it is less likely to be infection developing that quickly. Blister bandages use a different adhesive and could work well. ...Read more

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I stepped in someone's vomit, I don't know who's it was. I was barefoot and I have a very small cut on the bottom of my foot. can you get a disease?

I stepped in someone's vomit, I don't know who's it was. I was barefoot and I have a very small cut on the bottom of my foot. can you get a disease?

Not usually: The bacteria or viruses need body heat 2 survive. If U have a fresh, new cut, & step in vomit as soon as it was deposited, there may B a chance, but it would have 2 B the perfect storm. Fresh pavement pizza & a new fresh & bleeding cut, & even then the chances R very small. ...Read more

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I got a deep cut on the bottom of my foot and now one toe is numb. Is this due to a nerve injury?

I got a deep cut on the bottom of my foot and now one toe is numb. Is this due to a nerve injury?

Probably: Nerves carry sensation from the cells receiving a stimulus. If the feeling is lost it is likely that the nerve carrying that sensation has been damaged. Sensation may return with time, but nerves take a long time to heal. ...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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What should I do about inflammation in the bottom of my foot?

What should I do about inflammation in the bottom of my foot?

Swollen feet: You can try rest, ice (no longer than 15 min without direct skin contact), elevation, and even otc nsaids with food. ...Read more