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A 26-year-old male asked:

I ran a screw into palm of hand going towards pointer finger knuckle. is there anything i can do at home or do i need to go see a doctor everything moves just very tender bleeding stopped after i applied pressure?

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Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Foreign body: If the foreign body is removed, the wound should be flushed copiously (quarts of water) and cleaned with soap. You may wish to check with your doctor to see if a tetanus shot is needed.

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