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Medicine For Puncture Wound Of The Arm
A small hole: A puncture is a small hole that is usually made by an object or animal. For instance, a mosquito or a pencil tip can penetrate the skin. ...Read more
Puncture wound arm: Tx similar for all puncture wounds: cleanse with soap & water; remove foreign bodies; apply sterile dressing. Provide antibiotics if appropriate. Update tetanus prophylaxis if indicated. Wound checks to monitor progress. If foreign body present, may need xray to determine extent of penetration/damage to vital structures. ...Read more
Arm 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
First aid: For a minor puncture wound, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. You should get a tetanus vaccination if you're not up to date. ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible i might develop tetanus after puncture wound on arm from barbed wire fence?
Puncture Wound Rx: As with all puncture wounds, immediate treatment with aggressive cleansing and disinfecting is the key. Any external dirt, particles, or objects must be removed. If bleeding is controlled, then a clean gauze dressing, changed every 2 days is sufficient. Watch for signs of bacterial infection with redness, more swelling, and drainage usually on the 2nd or 3rd day. This requires antibiotics. ...Read more
7-14 days: It depends on how bad or big or deep the wound. It usually take 1-2 weeks if that is bigger than 1 cm in diameter and not deeper than 2mm in depth. ...Read more
Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound(+) near the left cubital fossa i can't benddown, is it normal ?
Bad injury: Limited motion is normal after such a severe injury. You are going to need therapy when ur doctor clears u ...Read more
We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat puncture wound of the arm?
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 1 more doctor answer
First Question:: When was your last tetanus shot? If it has been >10 years or you don't know - than you need another one. If you have a particularly nasty puncture wound - you may need one if it has been > 5 years. Wound should be cleaned with soap ; warm water (antibacterial soap is good). It should be kept clean ; dry. If it becomes red, hot, swollen, has purulent drainage, red streaks - you need med tx asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puncture Wound: It is probably a good idea to have this looked at by your clinician since a puncture wound can cause structural and infectious problems (in addition to being painful). Your clinician will inquire about your tetanus immune status (a vaccine for tetanus is required every ten years). If you have a neuropathy, arterial disease and or are diabetic you must seek urgent help! ...Read more
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