November 18, 2003
Step on a Sharp Object?
Don't pull it out
(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.
- 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.