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Is there more than one good way to treat puncture wound on the face?

Is there more than one good way to treat puncture wound on the face?

Get seen ASAP: Without more info it is impossible to give detailed instructions...However puncture wounds can be serious, don't overlook them. They can cause infection, including tetanus, and/or cause damage to deeper structures. ...Read more

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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


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What's the safest way to treat puncture wound of the lip?

What's the safest way to treat puncture wound of the lip?

Lip Puncture Wound: Get it evaluated in an er or urgent care. History and physical are required to assess for deep structure involvement, retention of foreign bodies, possible neurovascular damage, possible radiologic evaluation, updating tetanus status, etc. No other treatment may be required. ...Read more

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How is a puncture wound treated?

Bandage: Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing. Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul odor, discharge. You should also get a tetanus shot. ...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?

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

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How could i treat a puncture wound?

How could i treat a puncture wound?

See a specialist: Puncture wounds, if deep enough, can cause many problems including a bacterial infection and tetanus. It is important to have the wound evaluated by a specialist and get a tetanus shot if you haven't had a booster in the past 5 years. ...Read more

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How do you treat a puncture wound ?

How do you treat a puncture wound  ?

It DEpends: There are too many varibles for this forum. Location of wound , type of implement , depth, contamination your health etc, see youtr doctor. ...Read more

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Bitten by a friend's dog, one puncture wound. What to look for?

Bitten by a friend's dog, one puncture wound. What to look for?

Be seen: Any bite wound would be seen, as they can harbor several, particularly nasty bacteria. ...Read more

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How do I treat a puncture wound in bottom of heel?

How do I treat a puncture wound in bottom of heel?

Disinfect with: Alcohol or betadine solution, see a physician/ er to make sure no foreign body is retained and the wound is cleaned out better, may need the rx for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

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