It seemed to be very small and did not appear to go in deep (fell out when he shook his foot). This was on Saturday. At first I didn't even see a visible wound, just a small red dot--not bleeding or anything, and I assumed that was because it didn't go in deep enough. The dot was darker (reddish brown) on Sunday and made me wonder if the thorn had gone in deeper than we realized. We have been cleaning his foot and soaking it in Epsom. My husband isn't concerned at all, but I am. Would you call the doctor on this or take him in for the TIG?
Just keep soaking it in alkaline solution (Epsoms) and he should be fine. If there is anything left in the wound it should come out. I would deem the TIG much worse than any puncture wound.
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No I wouldn't be concerned. Keep soaking and perhaps clean with Hydrogen peroxide
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.
I wouldn't be concerned for a minor wound like that. We use hydrogen peroxide as well for little things like thorns and splinters. It's the super deep or dirty or animal related things you need to start considering TIG for.