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Discharge (Definition)

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


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Discharge coming from puncture wound, what to do?

Discharge coming from puncture wound, what to do?

Get it evaluated.: When was your last tetanus shot? > 10 years or you don't know - get a tetanus shot. Purulent drainage? Red? Warm? Tender? Swollen? Red streaks? Please have this checked at an er or an acute care clinic. ...Read more

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A little discharge coming from thorn puncture wound?

A little discharge coming from thorn puncture wound?

Be seen: It sounds like you have an infection. Be seen. There are many infections that can be from puncture wounds, and thorn wounds in particular. ...Read more

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What should I do about discharge coming from a puncture wound?

What should I do about discharge coming from a puncture wound?

Discharge from wound: You need to see a specialist as soon as possible. This may be an infectious process. ...Read more

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I've got a puncture wound, what should I do?

I've got a puncture wound, what should I do?

See below: Depending on what caused it, you need to make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and then soak in warm soapy water, apply antiseptic and band aid. If signs of infection see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Worried about puncture wound?

Worried about puncture wound?

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. ...Read more

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What can cause a puncture wound?

What can cause a puncture wound?

Puncture wound: Any object that is pointy and or sharp can have the ability to puncture the skin resulting in a penetrating wound. ...Read more

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How can I treat a puncture wound?

How can I treat a puncture wound?

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. ...Read more

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How can I treat my puncture wound?

Wound Care: Stop bleeding by applying pressure. Rinse wound w clean water. Clean surrounding skin w soap & water on wash cloth. Remove debris w tweezers. If material remains in wound – seek medical care. Apply antibiotic ointment. Initially cover w bandage until some healing has occurred. Change bandage when soiled/ wet or at least daily. Need tetanus shot if you haven't had one in last 10 years, don't know ...Read more

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How do you treat a puncture wound?

How do you treat  a puncture wound?

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

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Puncture Wound (Definition)

A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail ...Read more