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A Little Discharge Coming From Thorn Puncture Wound
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
Be seen: It sounds like you have an infection. Be seen. ...Read more
Discharge from wound: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible. This may be an infectious process. ...Read more
Help with my small puncture wound? Earlier today (around 5+ hours ago) a small thorn-like object punctured the bottom of my toe, right at the bend. It bled for a couple minutes, and I made sure there was no remaining bits of the thorn in my foot, cleaned
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 dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Puncture wounds can lead of severe swelling and infections. These infections could spread deep down to bone. If it gets severe enough, this could lead to loss of limb or even life. With puncture wounds, one may also develop tetanus. Have the wound properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read more
First aid: For a minor puncture wound, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. You should get a tetanus vaccination if you're not up to date. ...Read more
Aggressively: At the very least your tetanus status should be up to date. Additional treatment varies depending on the degree of contamination. Deep and dirty wounds will require antibiotics as well as a possible incision and drainage procedure. X-rays or imaging may also be warranted after a thorough physical examination for possible neurovascular injury. ...Read more
Yes: Check up on your tetanus status. See your pmd. ...Read more
Poor Idea: Puncture wounds are dangerous because the bacteria from the skin and the object that caused the puncture are pushed into the deeper layers. If the would is not cleaned thoroughly and managed properly then she could get a very serious, even life threatening, infection requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics. She really needs to see a professional and get evaluated. ...Read more
See a doctor: This can get out of control quickly. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I recieved a small puncture wound while holding my cat last friday. I don't know.When my last tetanus shot was. What should I do?
I have an unexplained small puncture wound on my leg that was bleeding. B4 I saw it Ididnt even now I had it. Couldsomething have been injected intome?
What age do kids get their first tetanus shot? My 3 year old fell on a bike sprocket and got scrapes and a small puncture wound, should I take him to the er?
Children typically receive their first tetanus shot at 2 months, the second at 4 months, and the third at 6 months, the fourth between 15 and 18 months, and the fifth between 4 and 6 years of age. Then, the next dose is between ages 11 and 12 years old, and then up to every 10 years afterwards.
I would clean the wound with soap and water, and then take your child to your regular doctor. Probably your child is up to date on his tetanus shots — but your child's doctor would know for sure (although he wouldn't have received the 5th dose of the primary series). Your doctor can evaluate the wound and the piece he fell on — in general, if the metal is not rusty or "dirty" (i.e. Was lying in a cow pasture) it should be okay. However, seeing your doctor is a good idea to see also if the scrapes and the wound require stitches, and possibly topical or oral antibiotics.
Good luck! It's hard watching them learn to ride, isn't it? I was chewing my nails the whole time... ...Read more
Seek med attention: This could be the type of wound that might be prone to infection. If your tetanus status is not up to date, this should also be considered. Seek medical attention to prevent problems. ...Read more
Small(not deep) puncture wound on side of big toe from clean piece of metal. Flushed it & antibio ointment. Last Tetanus in '09. Do I need another?
No: Your prior booster in 09 will have you covered. If you had dragged your open wound through a lot of soil and debris, and left it untended over a long period, it might be a benefit to some. Some advice landscapers and other outside workers to boost at 5 years if their work constantly exposes them to the tetanus spores. Your case does not rise to that level of concern. ...Read more
Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound(+) near the left cubital fossa I can't benddown, is it normal?
Bad injury: Limited motion is normal after such a severe injury. You are going to need therapy when ur doctor clears u ...Read more
I got a small puncture wound from a rusty, metal toilet cleaning brush in our bathroom. Didn't bleed, but hurt, still does. Last tetanus shot 8 yrs ago?
Tetanus: This is uncommon in the USA because of immunizations. There are less than 70 cases a year. Since boosters are recommended every 10 years you should be fine, but it would not hurt if you went and got the booster now. You don't say where the puncture wound was. If in the sole of the foot make sure there is no infection. If the pain continues make sure the bristles did not break off in the wound. ...Read more
I had a small puncture wound on my finger and it has become puffy and red around the area and it has become difficult to bend the middle of my finger, it feels like there is pressure built up, I plan on seeing a doctor soon im worried they might have to c
Infection: It sounds like you mat have an evolving soft tissue infection. You should see your doctor about this. You may want to try some warm. Ompresses in the intermin. ...Read more
Need more info: Thorns, particularly rose thorns may transmit a rare form of infection, but what you are describing sounds like you may have had minor bleeding with secondary discoloration around the wound. If it does not swell up, become red and tender, or develop soft tissue nodules spreading upwards, do not worry. ...Read more
Do not seal: Puncture wounds need to drain as have high potential for infection. They should not be surgically closed. And should be irrigated daily and sometimes packed with a wick to avoid premature closure at the surface. If you see any signs of cellulitis or purulent drainage seek care with your pcp. ...Read more
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 doctor. These symptoms may mean your infection is getting worse, and may require surgical debrided net or IV antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes, but..: While all injuries get some swelling, swelling can also be a sign of bleeding underneath the skin, or infection. Best to get evaluated by a md to make sure these complications are not occurring. ...Read more
Healthy lifestyle: Keep it clean and moist and monitor for signs of infection or deep tissue injury. ...Read more
Clotting problem?: While at the doctor you may want to find out if you have a blood clotting problem. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Depends on situation: If you have not had a booster within the last 10 yrs, you should consider one after any wound that might allow tetanus spores (that are in the dust or dirt) a chance to get under your skin. Wounds involving garden tools, dirt, & dirty environments are the most worrisome. A simple jab in your skin from a pin or staple is not so worrisome. ...Read more
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