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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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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 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

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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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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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My daughter fell and scraped her arm ... It's red around the wounds and has raised areas of redness nearby. How should I treat? I have a video of it.

My daughter fell and scraped her arm ... It's red around the wounds and has raised areas of redness nearby. How should I treat? I have a video of it.

Healthtap/HTprime: These are 2 affiliated net services.You submitted a question to the public site, which is an information service and does not diagnose or treat.Docs that visit cannot view uploads,lab,pictures,etc. Questions are not linked, so if you submit another, it goes out at random.HT prime is a paid service where you find a doc that will work with you and may provide some services or refer you to your doc. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6yrs old I noticed her arm pits started smelling is that normal or should I be concerned?

My daughter is 6yrs old I noticed her arm pits started smelling is that normal or should I be concerned?

It's okay: The odor producing glands are linked to production of your adrenal glands and are separate from glandular changes we associate with puberty (that comes from pituitary/ovary). The only issue for those at age six is so few parents are ready.The instruction in use of deodorant opens the door to other discussions you can have about what to expect in the next few years. ...Read more

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My daughter 18 has a peppercorn size cyst. Pain less and immobile? It's in the arm pit left.

My daughter 18 has a peppercorn size cyst. Pain less and immobile? It's in the arm pit left.

Cyst: It will likely require removal. Review it with your doctor. They can become infected and having it in that area makes it difficult to care for the axilla. All the best. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what the lump on my daughter's arm is and how to get it to go away?

I'm wondering what the lump on my daughter's arm is and how to get it to go away?

See your doctor.: There are many lumps that can occur on the body. I recommend that you see your doctor for evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more

Puncture Wound (Definition)

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