How to get glass out from the foot

When to See a Healthcare Provider

There are a few reasons you might need to see a healthcare provider for a glass splinter. If any of the following apply, medical attention may be necessary:

  • The glass is too deep and you are unable to get to it with tweezers and a needle. 
  • The skin around the splinter looks very inflamed, and you see redness, swelling, or pus. This may mean it is infected.
  • The splinter is under a toenail or fingernail and you can’t get to it with tweezers.
  • The splinter caused a lot of bleeding.

Before heading out to see a healthcare provider, put gauze on the wound and carefully wrap your foot with a clean bandage or cloth. This will help make sure the wound stays clean in transit.

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