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Britney Spears Says She Stepped on a Nail—And Shared the Gruesome Picture to Prove It

Britney Spears shared a painful-looking photo of her foot in an Instagram Story on September 9. "OUCH guys … I stepped on a nail … guess you can say I nailed it !!!!!" the 39-year-old pop star wrote in the Story. The photo of Spears's right foot shows the wound, which looks like a pinprick with a bruise around it.

While we're not sure how Spears handled her injury, we were curious: What's the fallout from stepping on a nail, and what should you do if it happens? Here's the answer: When you get a puncture wound from a nail or other sharp object, the bleeding is usually minimal, per the Mayo Clinic. Even so, the wound can increase your risk of developing an infection, so it's important to care for it properly.

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The first thing you should do is wash your hands with soap (to prevent infection), then apply pressure with a cloth to stop the bleeding, the Mayo Clinic states. Next, clean the wound to remove any debris or dirt, and you can do this by running water over it. If anything remains in the wound, scrub it off with a washcloth. But if you can't remove all the debris on your own, see a doctor for help.

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