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Thread: Something is in my foot!

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    its either a piece of glass or a metal shaving off dh's boot. I'm thinking glass though. I normally wear flip flops in the house but yesterday was barefoot and I felt something go in my foot. Its my right one of course...the one I have lost some motion in the ankle due to repeated sprains and a possible break. So I can't get my foot turned to see if I can see anything and I can't feel anything when I scrape my nail over it but I feel it when I walk! Maybe I can get dd to take a look today and see if she sees anything and if not hopefully it will work its way out soon!

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    Hi,
    sorry to hear about your foot, please get it checked out soon, take care

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    I had a tiny piece in my thumb once - it took a couple of years to work it's way out/dissolve or whatever it did.... couldn't feel it from the outside, but if I touched it the right way, I sure knew it was still there. Hope yours is an easier fix!!

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    If you can't get it to work it's way out after soaking in some warm soapy water, you need to pick up a tube of 'drawing salve' remember that from your Grandmother's cabinet? They still sell it at WalGreens. It stinks, but it works every time.

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    Old remedy is to put salt on the entry site. Take a small piece of cotton ball, about the size of a pea. couple of drops of water just dampen. Put salt on damp cotton then put a bandaid with cotton on site. Let stay several hours,
    the longer the better. May have to repeat. I have had sucess with this method. Grand parents used a piece of salted meat. Times have changed I don't care to tape salt meat to my foot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vjengels
    If you can't get it to work it's way out after soaking in some warm soapy water, you need to pick up a tube of 'drawing salve' remember that from your Grandmother's cabinet? They still sell it at WalGreens. It stinks, but it works every time.
    LOL - my thought too. The one I get is black and smelly, but it works. I found a new tube a CVS a few weeks ago.

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    Try a piece of raw bacon.
    This may not work for a glass sliver but it won't hurt to try. I hope it works for you.
    To remove a splinter apply a piece of raw bacon for 15 to 20 minutes, the splinter will slide right out. It was suggested to one of my friends on facebook. One of the updates noted they tried it on a piece of glass in their finger and it worked.
    Good luck.

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    oh that brings back memories! I remember having a boil on my arm one time and Grannie taping a piece of fat back to it. I will try some salt and I have a tube of drawing salve somewhere.....just need to dig it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    Quote Originally Posted by vjengels
    If you can't get it to work it's way out after soaking in some warm soapy water, you need to pick up a tube of 'drawing salve' remember that from your Grandmother's cabinet? They still sell it at WalGreens. It stinks, but it works every time.
    LOL - my thought too. The one I get is black and smelly, but it works. I found a new tube a CVS a few weeks ago.
    That's the one... smelly, sticky, yucky. that tube will last you the rest of your life, if you don't lose it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vjengels
    If you can't get it to work it's way out after soaking in some warm soapy water, you need to pick up a tube of 'drawing salve' remember that from your Grandmother's cabinet? They still sell it at WalGreens. It stinks, but it works every time.
    I didn't know they still made that stuff! It works!

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    If it is metal, use a magnet, that is what they do for metal shavings in the eye, worth a try if you have a strong magnet.

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    I learned something here today AGAIN :thumbup: Not just for quilting :wink:

    Hope you get whatever it is out soon, those can be so annoying

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    I hope you find something that will help remove it :D:D:D
    Thanks everyone for all of the tips!

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    My Mom had a "drawing" salve that she used to get splinters out of my foot when I was a teenager. The name is Ichtamol and I could be off in my spelling of it. I bought some for myself a few years ago when I thought I had some trash in my kneecap from a fall I took. It should be available still. It is wonderful for "drawing" something out that is buried deep. I hope you can find this and it helps.

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    If you can feel it on the surface as you scrape across it but can't see it, try using a piece of duct tape. Works great for prickly pear spines and small stickers. If it is something stuck in your foot, you might try painting it with something to color the area to see better (we use iodine. the colored not the clear stuff). If all that has failed, we use something called Iodex which looks nasty but works great. If it keeps bothering you have someone else with a magnifying glass take a look. Nothing more irritating to have something stuck in your foot or hand.

    I hope one of these ideas help. The duct tape idea we used a summer camp when a camper fell into a prickly pear cactus and was covered from ankle to shoulder. We started with tweezers, but wow, what a job. We felt so sorry for the poor kid that we made a special award for him. Not just anyone gets to be named the "Cactus Kid" complete with badge and certificate from Camp Walkalot.

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