Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Object Stuck in the Skin Outlook

What to expect with a skin foreign body:

  • Most skin foreign bodies do not cause problems if they are removed and the wound is cleansed properly.
  • After removal of the foreign body, the wound should heal with 14 days.

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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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