Q12: What should I do if I get something stuck in my foot?
[Note: The following does not constitute medical advice. It is only the personal experience of some barefooters and no claims are made that these techiniques will work for anybody else. Use them at your own risk.]
Get yourself a really good pair of finely tipped, needle-nosed tweezers. Sterilize them and the area of the foot where the object is embedded. Under really good light, try to locate and grab hold of the object. Pull it out.
[The following was contributed by Louis van Rooyen.]
An old South African remedy is to warm an empty bottle by filling it with hot water and then pressing the opening tightly over the skin where the object is. As the bottle cools, the air contracts creating a vacuum and, if you're lucky, the object will be sucked out.
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