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There is a splinter in my foot. It isn't swollen, it doesn't hurt, it isn't red. Will it work it's way out by itself?

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In brief: Possibly

If it is small and superficial it will come out as the outer layer of skin sloughs off.
Observation is important to check for infection daily. Removal of foreign bodies is usually relatively easy and can be done in office with or w/o a local antithestic.

In brief: Possibly

If it is small and superficial it will come out as the outer layer of skin sloughs off.
Observation is important to check for infection daily. Removal of foreign bodies is usually relatively easy and can be done in office with or w/o a local antithestic.
Dr. Angelo Mitsos
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In brief: It might

Make sure you monitor it for any signs of infection.

In brief: It might

Make sure you monitor it for any signs of infection.
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