This 50-year-old man presented with a painful lesion on the sole for 1 month.
splinter in the skin

Thorns, splinters and other foreign objects may create inflammatory and/or painful papules in the skin.

Additional Pictures

This patient presented with a painful lesion on the sole. Paring revealed a splinter.
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This mechanic had a metal splinter embedded in the wrist.
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Multiple, red, itchy papules soon after the patient ran into a cactus. Photos taken 2 weeks after the encounter. Biopsy showed the foreign material.
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