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Bleeding and painful feet after stepping on staple - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doctor i need help i had stepped on a staple in my house and now i have a painful lump in my foot
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When did this happen?
Doctor :   What is your age, gender and do you have any health problems like Diabetes?
User :   10mins ago its VERY PAINFUL
Doctor :   Is there any fragment of the staple inside?
User :   21 female and no diabetes
Doctor :   Is there any blood?
User :   no
User :   am bleeding
Doctor :   Just put the foot under running water and
User :   but not so much do you think i should go to the docor
Doctor :   press the area with a sterile cotton wad
Doctor :   Take another wad and soak it in an antiseptic like Savlon and Dettol and
Doctor :   thoroughly clean the wound
Doctor :   How deep is the wound?
User :   did i fail to mention i also cannot walk on it and ok thank you
Doctor :   You might need to take a TT injection
Doctor :   As it is an iron object and you may need a ATS injection
Doctor :   I also suggest that you take a Tab. Paracetamol 500mg thrice a day after food for the pain
Doctor :   But the cleaning is important.
User :   ok thank you doctor and yes it was iron
Doctor :   Then you need the ATS injection as soon as possible.
Doctor :   When did you take your last ATS injection?
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