Cutting your foot on glass is very easy to do, especially if you make a habit out of stepping outside of your house barefoot. However, even if you don't walk around barefoot, certain shoes still leave you more susceptible to cutting your feet on things like glass. Flipflop shoes with very thin soles can allow a sharp piece of glass to cut right through the sole of the shoe and continue into your foot as well.
Even if you wear shoes like sandals with hard soles, if they have an open-toe design, then you can still get cut on glass if you happen to step on glass in a way that causes it to make its way between your toes where it can cut them. You can have old shards of glass deep in your carpet that work their way up to cut you inside your home as well. No matter what has caused the cut, you want to know how to care for the wound, and this article will help.
Flush the wound
When you get cut on glass, the first and most important thing you are going to want to do is to make sure you get all the glass out of the cut. You want to be sure there are no bits of glass powder or small shards left in there. Therefore, you should run the wound under warm water while you squeeze it enough to flush out some blood, which will carry the pieces of glass out with the blood.
Clean the wound
Now that you have flushed the wound, you want to make sure you clean it. Pour some peroxide on it. This will clean it and also pull out any glass that may be left after flushing the wound. Once you pour more peroxide on the wound and it doesn't fizz, you can figure the wound is sufficiently cleaned out.
Stop the bleeding
Now that you have cleaned the wound and made sure no more glass is in it, you need to control the bleeding. The bottom of y our foot is a very fleshy area so that it can bleed a lot. Take a clean towel or sterile gauze and push it tightly on the wound to stop the bleeding. If the wound isn't that deep, then you can bandage it well after it has stopped bleeding and be good until the next time you change the bandage. When you change the bandage, apply an antibiotic cream to it to help fight off infection. If the wound is deep, then you want to continue applying pressure while someone gets you to the hospital where they will stitch the wound up for you.
Contact your local wound care clinic today to learn more.
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