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Pain in foot for 2 yr old, wont walk on foot. Any ideas ?

hi,I have a 2 and a half yr old all of a sudden she started having pain in foot as she walked.I did not see anything but still she says it hurt n wont walk on heel,I soaked her foot and I pulled out what appeared to be a silver of glass but, she still says it hurts n will not walk fully on it.This all started around 2pm today.Any ideas.I was thinking something could of bit her aas well.
Asked On : Tue, 19 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician, Surgery 's  Response
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The foreign body or glass piece you removed is the most plausible cause for your child's reluctance in walking. However a bit of it may still be inside. You should consult a pediatric surgeon for the same. We may need to get a few X-rays too before commenting on the cause of this complaint. The common causes would include trauma, hematoma (collection of blood), Vitamin D or calcium deficiency, arthritis, an abscess or collection of pus in the psoas muscle (muscle in the flank). Your consultant will be able to rule out this
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Answered: Thu, 21 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Samik Basu's  Response
Hi ,
Thank you for your query.
You are lucky to have pulled out a piece of glass from a small child.
Put some antibiotic cream over the area and give her some paracetamol.Give her some rest to her feet.
Consult your doctor if the problem persists.
If you have any further queries you are free to consult me.
Hope this answers your query.
Wishing a speedy recovery.
Have a nice day.
Answered: Wed, 20 Feb 2013
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