Splinters are the enemy.

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Splinters open the door to infection. They are especially dangerous in your feet because of the numerous sweat glands that are located there, which can create a warm, moist environment for germs to multiply.

Avoid splinters by wearing socks indoors and shoes when you are in your garden or on a wood deck. Also wear gloves when handling wood or metal, in your garden and any other natural environment.

Reviewed by Francine Kaufman, MD. 4/08

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Last Modified Date: November 27, 2012

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