Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
157 Doctors are Online

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
Answers:  1 Views:  348
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
Pediatrician 's  Response
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.
Take Care
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor