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Health Tip: Step on Something Sharp?

Seek help immediately

(HealthDayNews) -- If you step on a nail or broken glass, it may not be a good idea to pull out the embedded object, advises St. John Ambulance. This may cause more damage and bleeding.

Instead:

  • Place a clean, preferably sterile, dressing around the object.
  • Build up paddings around it so it doesn't move.
  • Secure the paddings with a narrow bandage.
  • Get medical help from a nearby clinic or emergency room.
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