Hi all. I know many of you don't like giving medical advice here, but I'm in a lot of pain so I'm going to take my chances.
A few weeks ago I stepped on a tiny piece of glass, about the size of a single sugar crystal. I tried everything I could think of to get it out, peroxide, tweezers, a needle, tape, etc. Nothing worked. I was leaving to go out of town the next day, so I couldn't see a doc. I thought if I just left it alone it might work itself back out. No such luck.
Now it's swollen up around the perimeter, kind of like a bee sting, and it's VERY tender, even moreso than when I first stepped on it. The skin has grown back over it, and there is no redness.
Do any of you have any advice on how to get it out? I don't want to go to the ER because it's not an emergency, but I don't know if a regular doc's office would have the tools to get it out. I am due to see my OB doctor on Friday, do you think she could get it out?
Apr 17, '05
Quote from PicklesRN
I go over there and look at my Dad. I asked him what he is doing and with a pocketknife in hand he is digging in his hand. He said he was digging out woodchips.
I just looked at him and explained that no, Dad, you aren't digging out woodchips, you are digging out tendons.
Last edit by nurse_wannabe on Apr 17, '05