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mummy2angel Tue 09-Jun-15 18:12:30

My DS4 got a splinter in the heel of his foot from a wooden decking board on Saturday. It's pretty deep and there is no way we can get it out.

We took him to a minor injuries unit on Sunday and they put a local anesthetic in his foot. It stung and he was hysterical. He wouldn't let the nurse near him after that despite much persuasion and bribery.

We were advised to keep an eye for infections and hope it works itself out. 3 days later and it hasn't budged at all. He is very nervous about his foot now and will barely let us look at it :-(

I took him to my GP again today as I'm unhappy about leaving it. He's walking on his tip toes constantly. GP said only thing she could suggest would be to try with the anesthetic again. I am reluctant because he was so distressed last time. It was horrendous to listen to him screaming and crying, he was petrified.

GP said only alternative is A&E where they could sedate, which seems silly for a splinter confused

So wise mumsnetters- what shall I do?

Alyx80 Tue 09-Jun-15 21:19:14

Have you tried magnesium sulphate paste? It should help to draw the splinter to the surface. Poor boy x

jollyjester Tue 09-Jun-15 21:38:11

Germaline and a plaster when he goes to sleep. The germaline should draw it closer to the surface. Poor wee man. Hope you get it out.

ragged Tue 09-Jun-15 22:22:44

Is he 4yo?
tbh, I learnt to dig splinters & glass out of my foot by the time I was 5yo. But took a while to get there.

mummy2angel Tue 09-Jun-15 22:56:53

Yes he's 4 years old. I've tried the magnesium sulphate but it doesn't seem to have helped.

My DH wants to leave it and hope it comes out but I hate seeing him limping around. It feels wrong leaving it to the point of infection but at the same time the thought of sedation is equally scary.

I really don't know what to do for the best.

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