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Foot Puncture Wound Antibiotics
Puncture Wound: Die..... If it gets out of control...Yes. I hope you would not let it get that far. Puncture wounds many times are followed by infections. And, in the foot....That could be a disaster. It is always better to see a physician, get examined.....And get an antibiotic and maybe a tetnus shot.....Always better safe than sorry! Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puncture wound foot: Wash the area with warm, soapy water; cover with bandage; go to doc/er for definitive treatment. If cause of puncture was dirty/rusty & you haven't had tetanus booster within 10 years, you will receive one (unless allergic to it) probably as a dapt (includes booster for diphtheria & pertussis). Probably will receive antibiotics since punctures prone to infection. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on cause: Cause is important. Site must be examined carefully for foreign materials, cleaned very thoroughly, any dead tissue removed from the full depth of the wound. Best to see physician due to risks of infection and problems. Immediately do your best to clean, rinse, perhaps use peroxide (dilute to 1/2 strgth), cover with antibiotic ointment and dressing and see your doctor. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends on a lot: Is the needle or portion of it in your foot? An infection can cause delayed healing and pain. Did you have a tetanus shot in last 5 years? Are you diabetic? Those with poor ciculation or immunocompomised will have delayed or no healing. By the way, how long has it been? An uncomplicated stick from a needle if cared for properly in a healthy person should heal within 10 to n14 days. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a very good health food store with a knowledgeable owner. If she suggests a certain root or herb, can I use it safely for puncture wound of the foot?
Perhaps...: If the wound is superficial (that is, likely to heal on its own), I see no problem. If it is deeper, you probably need to be seen to make sure you don't need antibiotics to prevent a serious infection. Also, make sure your tetanus immunization is up to date. A tetanus infection can be life threatening and a tetanus booster will prevent any problems there. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin. Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster. Risk?
I got a puncture wound on my foot from the wire on a tomato cage. I washed with soap, poured peroxide on it and put a bandage. What else should I do?
Keep an eye on it: Also make sure your tetanus is up to date. You should make sure that the wound does not become infected - so look for signs of redness, pain and swelling. It also helps to have a physician look at it to make sure that you do not need to get on antibiotics. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am experiencing foot numbness and pins and needles 5 weeks after puncture wound injury to ball of foot. Is this normal?
See a physician: You should be evaluated with a careful history and physical examination. This is not the usual course for a standard laceration or other such injury, so best to be seen promptly. Read more
Why didn't my nail puncture wound bleed? It was a rusty nail and went deep into the foot through my shoe - last tetanus 3 years ago?
Debridement: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. You may need periodic debridement of you wound to remove any unhealthy tissue. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Hello doctori had a foot infection from a puncture wound. I took a course of dalacin c but the wound is still sore and I have a rash on my palms and feet. What should I do?
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
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 advise 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
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