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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor!: Puncture wounds can get infected, as well as cause tetanus if one is not up to date with this vaccination. See your doctor for any puncture wound.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Get it looked at.: A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin and creating a small hole such as from stepping on a nail. Such injuries can potentially be ... Read More
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
PUNCTURE WOUND: About 10% of people develop complications from puncture wounds. I usually take x-rays; even non-leaded glass can show up on x-ray. If it's hot, red, s ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marcus Peterson
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depth of puncture: A puncture wound is a wound that is deeper than it is wide. The cut on the surface will be small compared to the depth of the injury.
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Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Object piercing skin: A puncture wound is caused by an object piercing the skin and creating a hole such as from stepping on a nail. Such injuries can potentially be dange ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Puncture wound: Rx for a puncture wound requires copious cleansing of the wound with Normal Saline washes, deriding any devitalized tissue, clean wound care products ... Read More
Dr. Wesley Marquart
18 years experience General Surgery
Bandage: Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing. Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Bolhack
35 years experience Wound care
Puncture wound: Any object that is pointy and or sharp can have the ability to puncture the skin resulting in a penetrating wound.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Brown
39 years experience Hand Surgery
Do not seal: Do not close or seal a puncture wound. Clean and irrigate it out as best as possible and cover with sterile dressing.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Forbes
16 years experience Wound care
Keep it clean: Immediately clean with soap and water and cover with an over-the-counter triple antibiotic cream 2x/day. Pad it with a protective dressing and keep i ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hadfield
13 years experience Podiatry
See a specialist: Puncture wounds, if deep enough, can cause many problems including a bacterial infection and tetanus. It is important to have the wound evaluated by ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Clean area well don': Make sure tetanus is up to date. Need to be concerned about infection given the deep penetration and may likely need antibiotics to prevent infection.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 years experience Infectious Disease
Puncture wounds: Need to be cleaned externally and if need be, a tetanus (with diphtheria and perhaps pertussis) booster given.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
18 years experience Infectious Disease
Go to doctor!: Fever, pus from the puncture wound, swelling/redness that's worsening, pain that is unusual or out of proportion, bleeding, ...If in doubt , call your ... Read More

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