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Child stepped on glass piece. Could glass pieces get into her blood?

my daughter stepped on a piece of glass tonight and my husband thinks he got all of it out. However, my daughter thinks that it was smaller than the piece she originally saw in her foot . We do not see anything else in her foot I am a little concerned because my mom has always told me about a girl she knew when she was young that got glass in her foot and it got into her blood and she died. Is this possible? Is it generally safe to wait a little while to see if she can feel anoter piece in her foot? Right now, she says she doesn t feel like anything is there now.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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If there is glass piece left inside the foot then most of the times there is a foreign body feel inside the foot with pain .If it is left inside the foot it leads to infection and hence a purulent discharge which requires antibiotic coverage and needs to be got out by minor surgery.
What your mom must have meant is the glass lead to infection in blood and not the glass in itself reaching the blood because glass cannot travel in the blood from an injury.I guess at present clean the wound with antiseptic solution , apply antiseptic cream on the wound and get her examined by her Docter if there is pain.
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Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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