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How can I treat foot laceration?

How can I treat foot laceration?

You can not: You can not treart foot laceration your self, go to the doctor or er or urgent care. ...Read more

Foot Laceration (Definition)

A laceration is simply a cut, usually of sufficient depth to need ...Read more


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Is there a safe way treat my infected foot laceration?

Is there a safe way treat my infected foot laceration?

You cant: A doctor needs to do that! foot infections can be very serious. The bones can become involved and lead to serious consequences. See your doctor or go to an urgent care / er to determine the extent if your infection and place you on the correct treatment. Do not delay! ...Read more

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Tips for quick healing deep foot laceration?

Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read more

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Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

Will a foot laceration kill me? Or does it just heal up by itself?

Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, active hemorrhage, retained foreign body in the wound, unknown tetanus vaccine status are all factors that put you at high risk for potentially life threatening complications. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Should I see a specialist a foot laceration, or can my regular doctor take care of it?

Regular: Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect. If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested. ...Read more

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Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?

Recheck: Sutures may have loosened or broken open- have the foot reexamined by the physician who sutured the wound.Apply a sterile pressure dressing over the wound and have it rechecked asap. ...Read more

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Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of when their last tetanus shot was. Se this as a motivator to find out if you are due. ...Read more

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Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

Cut foot with a clean knife, do I need a tetanus shot?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more

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Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?

Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?

Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move your toes or not. ...Read more