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Are There Effective Natural Treatments For Puncture Wound Of The Ear
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 or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 the margin or involving the cartilage with fragmentation of the penetrating object are more likely to be complicated requiring surgery and antibiotics and follow up. Assure that your tetanus status is up to date. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a puncture wound from cat claw to ear. It nearly went thru but it came out towards cartilage. Felt/heard it hit. Does this need special care?
Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Puncture wound arm: Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures. ...Read more
Puncture Wound Rx: As with all puncture wounds, immediate treatment with aggressive cleansing and disinfecting is the key. Any external dirt, particles, or objects must be removed. If bleeding is controlled, then a clean gauze dressing, changed every 2 days is sufficient. Watch for signs of bacterial infection with redness, more swelling, and drainage usually on the 2nd or 3rd day. This requires antibiotics. ...Read more
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