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What is the definition or description of: Puncture wound of the arm?

What is the definition or description of: 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 (Definition)

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


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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the arm?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the arm?

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

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My daughter has puncture wound of the arm. Where do I start?

My daughter has puncture wound of the arm. Where do I start?

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 more

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What works the best and fastest for a little puncture wound on arm?

What works the best and fastest for a little puncture wound on arm?

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

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What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

What is the best treatment for puncture wound on arm?

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

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How long will it take for a puncture wound below the armpit to heal?

How long will it take for a puncture wound below the armpit to heal?

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

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Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound (+) near the left cubital fossa I can't benddown, is it normal?

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

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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?

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?

Good cleaning with: Betadine, soap & water. See md asap if increasing pain tendeness redness nausea vomiting fever chills diarrhea or ifno tetanus immunization w/i 5 yrs t. ...Read more

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Worried about puncture wound?

Worried about puncture wound?

See your doctor!: Puncture wounds can get infected, as well as cause tetanus if one is not up to date with this vaccination. See your doctor for any puncture wound. ...Read more

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What can cause a puncture wound?

What can cause a puncture wound?

Puncture wound: Any object that is pointy and or sharp can have the ability to puncture the skin resulting in a penetrating wound. ...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 do you treat a puncture wound?

Puncture wounds: Need to be cleaned externally and if need be, a tetanus (with diphtheria and perhaps pertussis) booster given. ...Read more

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What should I do about my puncture wound?

What should I do about my puncture wound?

Local hygiene: Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment. Cover with a secondary dressing. Check your tetanus status. If worsens see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are fast ways to heal a puncture wound?

What are fast ways to heal a puncture wound?

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 more

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I've got a puncture wound, what should I do?

See below: Depending on what caused it, you need to make sure your tetanus vaccination is up to date and then soak in warm soapy water, apply antiseptic and band aid. If signs of infection see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Must I seek immediate help if I have puncture wound?

Must I seek immediate help if I have puncture wound?

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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What is the definition or description of: puncture wound?

What is the definition or description of: puncture wound?

Puncture wound: A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail or a screw driver. ...Read more

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What must I do if my puncture wound starts swelling?

What must I do if my puncture wound starts swelling?

Go to doctor!: Fever, pus from the puncture wound, swelling/redness that's worsening, pain that is unusual or out of proportion, bleeding, . ..If in doubt, call your doctor. These symptoms may mean your infection is getting worse, and may require surgical debrided net or IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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Claw deep puncture wound, what to do?

Claw deep puncture wound, what to do?

Get medically: Evaluated. Cat claw? Wild animal claw? Aggressive dog claw? This needs wound care at the emergency room. When was your last tetanus shot? For a deep or dirty puncture wound - tetanus shot may be considered if it has been > 5 years since you last one. If it has been > 10 years or you don't know - then you definitely need another tetanus shot. ...Read more

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How can you treat a puncture wound to the vein?

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

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Why would a quite deep puncture wound not bleed?

Why would a quite deep puncture wound not bleed?

No damage to vessels: If the injury is sharp and no major vessels are disrupted, it is possible to sustain a wound with minimal bleeding. However there may be concerns with tetanus with a closed deep puncture wound. ...Read more

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I have bad puncture wound near toes., any suggestions?

I have bad puncture wound near toes., any suggestions?

See a foot doctor: Or go to emergency room. Tetanus history needs to be taking into account, good local wound care, possible antibiotics, inspecition to se if anything was damaged or retained. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a puncture wound to right side of chest?

Chest tube: A puncture wound to the right side of the chest would need a chest tube if the lung is punctured too. ...Read more

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Should I get a tetanus shot if I just suffered a puncture wound?

Should I get a tetanus shot if I just suffered a puncture wound?

Yes: Call your doctor and see if you are up to date on tetanus. If so, shot not needed. If not up to date then you should get the shot. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Puncture wound of the leg?

What is the definition or description of: Puncture wound of the leg?

Perforating injury: A puncture is a penetrating wound of the skin that is caused by a sharp object such as a needle, a nail or pin prick, or something even larger ...Read more

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