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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

Puncture wound leg: 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

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the arm?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the arm?

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

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

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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With puncture wound of the leg what are my treatment options?

With puncture wound of the leg what are my treatment options?

Evaluation: Your treatment options are to undergo an urgent evaluation to assess the wound, obtain a history, explore, image and follow the wound. Tetanus status should be up to date. Antibiotics may be perceived depending on nature of wound. ...Read more

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Is a sinus puncture dangerous or harmful? Should it be done in many sessions? Can I stop treatment once started? Sinus feels tender after two sessions

Is a sinus puncture dangerous or harmful? Should it be done in many sessions? Can I stop treatment once started? Sinus feels tender after two sessions

Not recommended....: Sinus puncture is usually used for research and not as a treatment. You definitely should stop the treatment and get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

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 more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the mouth?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the mouth?

Mouth puncture: If the puncture is small (say 1/2 inch or less) it will heal up on its own without surgery or meds. The moputh heals up very fast! If the puncture is big then antibiotics and sutures are needed. Rinse mouth with saline after eating. See ent. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment 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 more

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I'm 6 mos preggy & stretch marks are already showing. Is it safe to use vit e capsules 400 iu punctured) as a topical treatment in my belly?

Stretch marks vit E: Putting vitamin e on stretch marks unfortunately will not improve stretch marks. One can develop an allergic contact dermatitis to vitamin e that is applied to the skin. That would result in a red, itchy rash. I would advise against putting vitamin e on the skin. Whether stretch marks appear has to do with hormones and genetics. There is no good way of preventing them. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of puncture wound of leg?

What's the best treatment to get rid of puncture wound of leg?

Puncture wounds: You cannot quite "get rid of" puncture wounds. You have to help them heal by cleaning them out aggressively immediately, maintaining clean dressings, and watching for signs of bacterial infection (increased redness, swelling, and drainage). Rarely for a deep infected puncture wound, there may need to be surgical incision for drainage and in some cases they cut out the infected drainage tract. ...Read more

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What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

What's best treatment for recurrent corneal erosions: anterior stromal puncture or phototherapeutic keratectomy?

Meds then surgery: Usually you want to move from least to most aggressive treatment. Utilizing topical and oral anti-inflammatories as well as lubricating treatment should be tried first. Stromal puncture should only be used for small areas outside of the visual axis as scarring can occur. Laser ptk can be used for a larger area that is more anterior, especially if the cornea is steep or the pt is nearsighted. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for puncture wound of lip?

Let me sewe: I am treating on the internet, but her what I do. Clean the wound with antiseptic solution from in and out, I use wound glue to close the wound from out side, continue the cleaning from the inside tell heal, possibly give the tetanus poster if he need it. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it. I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more

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Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

Bite, not punctured, more like a scrape the size of the top of your pinky finger; by a dog. Vaccinated, but period expires in 12 days. Seek treatment?

No: If the dog is current and the wound is doing okay, nothing else has to be done; if it gets red, streaking, fever, painful, have someone take a look ...Read more

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of different treatments for puncture wound of the foot?

Depends on injury: Irrigation, foot soaks and antibiotics for lesser/cleaner injury. May need irrigation and debridement for dirtier wound, plus tetanus and antibiotics. Diabetes, vascular dz and other factors may complicate this. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Evaluate cartilage: Minor injuries effecting the soft tissues only are likely to heal uneventfully but injuries involving the cartilage should be evaluated and may require approximation or disrupted cartilage and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

Nerve repair: If a nerve has been cut or even partially cut it will not heal on its own. You need to have the nerve repaired. If the nerve has been traumatized or crushed it might or might not heal on its own. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Treatment of e d?

Treatment of e d?

Several: Ed is treated depending on the cause, for example, if your testosterone is low, than replacing testosterone (there are rx creams) will help. If it is generalized ed from "aging" with underlying hypertension or diabetes, the rx meds can be very beneficial (viagra, levitra, (vardenafil) cialis). If needed, there are also surgical options available. Discuss with your dr for the best option for you. ...Read more