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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...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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I've got puncture wound of the ear. Now what?

I've got puncture wound of the ear. Now what?

Evaulation: Your ear needs to be evaluated. Uncomplicated simple puncture wounds of the main body of the ear lobule are likely to heal uneventfully. Wounds along the margin or involving the cartilage with fragmentation of the penetrating object are more likely to be complicated requiring surgery and antibiotics and follow up. Assure that your tetanus status is up to date. ...Read more

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

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

Ear Puncture wound : Injury which leads to rupture/ puncture of tympanic membrane or other ear structure. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Evaluate cartilage: Minor injuries effecting the soft tissues only are likely to heal uneventfully but injuries involving the cartilage should be evaluated and may require approximation or disrupted cartilage and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

For centuries children and adults did ok treating puncture wound of the finger with home remedies. Why can't i?

Not true!: For centuries some "children and adults did ok…". The rest died horrible deaths of tetanus or lost limbs to terrible infections. As long as you are comfortable not using hundreds of years of progress to improve your odds of a good outcome, there is no reason not to use the same remedies they used. Understand, though, that they would have given anything to have better tools! ...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?

Do not seal: Do not close or seal a puncture wound. Clean and irrigate it out as good 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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Does ringworm have a puncture wound?

Does ringworm have a puncture wound?

Not a bite!: Ringworm is a (poor) lay term for skin infection by fungal organisms. Tinea capitis is "cradle cap." tinea pedis=athlete's foot. Tinea crura=jock itch. Tinea corporis=ringworm. Etc. This skin infection is common, and is treated by topical antifungal medications or oral antifungal drugs. Skin abrasions or punctures can be secondarily infected by these fungi, so they can spread by contact. ...Read more

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Wounds (Definition)

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