There’s glass stuck in my foot :(

posted 3 months ago in The Lounge
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Not glass, but I got a splinter that was too big and deep to extract without making an incision (sorry this is gross!) I don’t know if you’re based in the US but I just went to urgent care as a walk-in, they were able to cut it out easily and it healed fine.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

ohdarling :  I had glass stuck in my finger for about 10 years. I had a little lump on the thumb, it was only painful if I pushed on it a certain way and I dont remember getting glass in there so I assumed it was a little cyst and didn’t think much of it. (kinda graphic, skip this part if you’re squeamish) Eventually it started to look like a wart, so thinking it was a super old wart, I used at home removal kits and kept getting little roots out of it. After about 3 months, I could see something in there so I pressed down on the sides of the wound and a shard of glass popped out. It was so weird lol.

Since you know what it is, I would go to your GP. They will either be able to pull it out, or will tell you what to put on it. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would go to your GP or urgent care as soon as possible. Things like that can become infected and become more deeply embedded over time. 

I had a similar situation where I broke a glass pendant on my bathroom. Cleaned it up, then stepped on a piece and had to dig it out. Thankfully, I was able to get it after 20 minutes or so. That’s pretty miserable though. 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

Have you tried soaking in warm water to soften the skin? Don’t try to remove it yourself if you cannot see it as you may cause scarring/infection. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

Soak your foot in a hot bath and then it should come out or you should be able to get it out with tweezers. 

My boyfriend got a piece of tile in his foot when we were renovating and I kept telling him to do this for days and he didn’t believe me, then he finally did it and it came right out.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

How up to date is your TDaP? If it’s been more than 10 years I’d suggest going to the doctor and getting it removed and also getting an update on your tetanus vaccine. Just in case. Clean glass is pretty safe tetanus wise, but it’s on the bottom of your foot which means you’re walking on it and it’s exposed to a lot of stuff.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I recently had the same thing happen to me (dropped glass, cleaned it up, and still got glass in my foot a couple days later)! I couldn’t get it by myself and had my husband help. I soaked my foot in the bath tub and my husband was eventually able to pull it out after a few tries.

If my husband wasn’t able to get it out, I was definitely going to go to urgent care. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

Ouch…i hope you get the piece of glass out of your foot – if you can’t definitely make a trip to urgent care. Good luck! 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I had a large shard of glass go into my foot as a teen and I couldn’t get it out. I walked on it and made it go even deeper by accident, the following day I went to the doctor and he cut it out with a scalpel. I didn’t feel a thing and it didn’t hurt afterwards either. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle

This happened to me before. My GP had it out in like 2 seconds. 

 

ETA just saw your update… never heard about the baking soda trick that’s awesome!

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