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puncture wound of the ear in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Puncture eardrum: I assume you mean puncture of eardrum. These will heal up without surgery in most cases. Get chected by ent.
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
60 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo o ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
See ent: See ent, ear nose throat doctor for examination and discussion of whether treatment is necessary. An audiology exam for hearing loss will part of ENT ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Evaulation: Your ear needs to be evaluated. Uncomplicated simple puncture wounds of the main body of the ear lobule are likely to heal uneventfully. Wounds along ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Alexander
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
Wound care for it: Appears like torn earlobe at piercing site. If fresh, clean with half strength peroxide and hibiclens soap. Apply antibiotic ointment to area, and a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Ear Puncture wound : Injury which leads to rupture/ puncture of tympanic membrane or other ear structure.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Evaluate cartilage: Minor injuries effecting the soft tissues only are likely to heal uneventfully but injuries involving the cartilage should be evaluated and may requir ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. PHILLIP KIM
15 years experience General Practice
Yes : Cat claw carry bacteria which can cause cat scratch fever with localized lymph enlargement and fever. Have your doc take a look.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
42 years experience Plastic Surgery
Old ways best?: You might do just fine treating yourself but sometimes people don't which is why we now have doctors. Centuries ago many people died of preventable t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Romano
9 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear pain: It sounds like you should see a doctor as soon as possible. You may need to go to an emergency room, I.m not sure. You may benefit from an urgent care ... Read More
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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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.

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