How can I tell if there's still glass in my foot?
August 29, 2013 4:24 PM Subscribe
I stepped on a little shard of glass- it's basically like if you put a needle in there and pulled it out somewhat unevenly. It's a little cut, no bigger than a speck at the end of your fingernail. But it hurts to step on it. I basically assumed this morning that it was gone- it welled up with blood a small amount, I rubbed, problem solved.... or so it seems. This whole day it has been hurting and hurting. So... should I dig?
posted by kettleoffish to health & fitness (25 answers total)
There's a tiny white swollen area now (like a very small blister). If I pull the sides apart, I can see there is a small cut still there. But I can't for the life of me see any glass. I soaked it in hot water. I put on iodine. I don't see a foreign object.
What do I do? Other than the obvious (soak, needle, tweezers), is there any way to get it out? Should I wait?