Articles by Jill E. Winland-Brown, EdD, MSN, FNP-BC

Foreign bodies in the skin

Winland-Brown, Jill E.; Allen, Sandra

The Nurse Practitioner. 35(6):43-47, June 2010.

The risk of foreign body injuries is heightened in the summer when individuals go barefoot and engage in outdoor activities. A foreign body in the skin is retained material which could be from numerous sources and may result in soft tissue injury. Larger or imbedded foreign bodies require minor surgery.