While getting glass in your foot can feel alarming, getting it out doesn’t need to be.
Just as easy as it is to accidentally step on glass and end up with some in your foot, pulling the glass out can be done quickly and safely at home with a few simple tools:
- Soap and water
- Needle (such as a sewing needle)
It is best to take the glass splinter out as soon as you notice it to make infection less likely and the removal process easier. Follow the first aid steps below to help yourself or someone else who has glass stuck in the foot.