Well, I stepped on some damned thing. It's hanging around in the ball of my foot, that is, in the cushiony pad of foot area, tucked right into the high part of that. If I step on the tile, ooohey; if I wear certain shoes, I can walk pretty well without hitting it. As luck would have it, I just bought, on sale, some of those gawdawful plastic sloparounds in bright yellow, from Walgreen's.
First of all, it's a blonde sliver. Not glass. Yes, I've read sliver websites. I know to rush to the doctor if it's not glass but some herbacious item.
Eh, no infection. It's just THERE. It's not going to granuloma, as a verb, unless it breaks off.
So, I finally found a website with lots of home remedy stuff. The serious med websites make getting a sliver out major minor surgery.
Trouble is, I can't really see the thing. Would that it were not blonde...
I know it is no big deal, it'll work it's way out, as it's feelable to start with.
So far, I've tried epsom salts. Elmer's glue. Tweezers, of course. Have not gone and bought fatback, or tried bread and a bandaid (do you soak the bread first?). I may be forced to go to the drugstore and buy castor oil... or try my old mother in law's remedy of dabs of ammonia. Oh, and I've already tried Hydrogen peroxide. My mother in law, bless her obnoxious heart, was an r.n., and a Montana girl, and ammonia dabbing has worked somewhere in our past. So, I have ammonia, but haven't tried it yet.
Worse comes to worse, when Bernie and Lola get here, I'll say hi and hand them the tweezers...
Oh, I also didn't try duct tape. Have some. Thinking on it. If only I could see which direction the little devil is facing...
Any sliver excising ideas?
That home remedy website, by the way, for what it's worth, is -