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  1. #11
    Assuming you don't need a doctor you have two options

    1. The glass is not completely under the skin cover the area with super glue allowed to dry then gently peel it off in a potato chip form hoping that the glass adhere to the super glue and now it's out

    2. Allow white blood cells to do their job and attack the site, create pus and naturally Express the foreign object within the pus to the surface of the skin.

    If in doubt go to the emergency room
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  2. #12
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    Urgent care might be easier on the pocket book. Glass isn't going to decay and may not be a good candidate for infection that will push it out. If it's a problem , it probably has to be cut out. If it is not near a nerve or artery, the doctor should make quick work of it.

    I had a cactus spine wedged in between the top of a finger nail and under the cuticle, so far I could not see or touch it. It was completely hidden so I though the pain was just from the puncture and the spine had not lodged inside. Nothing to operate on that I could see. About 3 weeks later a 1/4 inch piece of spine popped out with a little pus, end of problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDELWEISS View Post
    Personally I'm thinking a visit to the ER; but that's just me
    This. If I had to do it myself, a scalpel, betadine solution, and lidocaine would be my tools of choice, along with a very bright light...but I'd hit up the ER or similar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubba in c.a. View Post
    Urgent care might be easier on the pocket book. Glass isn't going to decay and may not be a good candidate for infection that will push it out. If it's a problem , it probably has to be cut out. If it is not near a nerve or artery, the doctor should make quick work of it.

    I had a cactus spine wedged in between the top of a finger nail and under the cuticle, so far I could not see or touch it. It was completely hidden so I though the pain was just from the puncture and the spine had not lodged inside. Nothing to operate on that I could see. About 3 weeks later a 1/4 inch piece of spine popped out with a little pus, end of problem.
    Many times urgent care will refer something like this to ER and you end up with 2 bills. I would call UC first and see if that location has a physician or PA/NP on site comfortable with tackling it before going. It's a pretty open and shut inquiry.

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    If they are small and superficial, soak the hand in water with Epsom salts in as hot as he can tolerate several times per day for a week. They will eventually come to the surface and can be expressed out. Should the glass remain or the hand get red, swollen and inflamed, take my armchair advice for what it's worth and seek medical attention.

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