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What to do if a diabetic has a splinter on the bottom of his foot? Should he dig it out?
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Dr. Alvin Fried
Internal Medicine - Diabetology
4 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Alvin Fried
Dr. Alvin Fried
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: No
Diabetics should never attempt to 'dig' anything out of their feet, nor self treat wounds.
These all require professional care and should be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: No
Diabetics should never attempt to 'dig' anything out of their feet, nor self treat wounds.
These all require professional care and should be evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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