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How To Treat A Stab 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
More info needed: A knife wound could be as simple as grazing your finger, in this case local pressure till bleeding stops, ensuring your up to date on tetnus, ensuring that it was clean environment, assessing amount of damage done, and if any concern warrants, and/or problems stopping bleeding, dirty wound, numbness etc, seek immediate medical attention. Any stabbing hold pressure, call 911, get to er. ...Read more
Direct pressure.: Superficial veins can cause bleeding. If this happens then you should elevate the area, apply direct pressure and compress the bleeding site with an ace bandage. If this does not control the bleeding then you should go to the er or your physician. ...Read more
When was your : Last tetanus shot? If it has been more than 10 years or you don't know - get another tetanus shot. Has any pencil lead broken off into your skin that needs to be removed? The area needs to be well cleaned. It can be covered with a clean bandage. For signs of infection - redness, swelling, ^'ed pain, purulent drainage, heat, red streaks or fever - seek medical care asap. Take care. ...Read more
I wouldn't ---: I am knowledge about treating stab wounds but i know that the outcome can be bad when we seek to treat our own trauma wounds. A physician can probe depth of wound, debride if needed, prescribe antibiotics if indicated, provide a tetanus shot, and suture. Can you do all those things for yourself? What will you do if the wound becomes infected or bleeds? ...Read more
Stab wounds: Care of stab wounds depends on location, depth, contamination. If you are an outpatient with a low risk wound, okay to wash with mild soap and water, pat dry and cover with clean gauze. However, best to get checked, minor er or your regular doc to start. Be well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
That is not: a short answer and requires evaluation initially in an emergency department. Location of injury, caliber of bullet, close or long range, composition of the round, accidental or self inflicted are all important questions. GSW's are not something to be taken lightly and treated at home ...Read more
After hospital ???: After you've already been evaluated?? Or in lieu of being evaluated. ?? Unless it is a graze wound you should be seen by a surgeon to ensure there is no occult injury. Then focus on keeping the wound clean etc. if pain is increasing or increased bleeding /idscharge or if high fevers. Get to ER. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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