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Puncture Wound Of The Leg In Children
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
Get Examined: Puncture wounds should be carefully managed, as the surface may heal, trapping bacteria, unwanted materials, etc. Which can get infected ; pose major problems. Through immediate cleansing is mandatory, and may need protection from tetanus or bacteria depending on cause agent. See your physician to be helped... Not a type of wound to ignore. ...Read more
I have an unexplained small puncture wound on my leg that was bleeding. B4 I saw it Ididnt even know I had it. Couldsomething have been injected intome?
Accidentally sat on a pencil, And for stabbed in the leg. Small puncture wound. I cleaned it and put a bandage on. Should I see my doctor?
A street puppy licked my leg though he did not bite me, there was not any kind of puncture wound, should I consult doctor?
Bone Doctor: Usually this problem handle it by orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Pain, blood, hole: A puncture wound of the knee will manifest as a hole which usually bleeds when fresh. It is generally painful unless very small. It is important to get a history of what caused the puncture to properly treat it. Besides washing out and using an antibiotic cream on the wound, some puncture wounds may need to be treated with a tetanus shot. ...Read more
Go to ER: Holding firm pressure should stop most bleeding. If not, you should seek professional assistance at your local er. ...Read more
History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...Read more
Can I get rabies from puncture wound on shin by outdoor house cat bite although I'm vaccinated and so is the cat?
No: You can get other infections so be sure you wash the wound out throughly. ...Read more
A six year old puncture wound to the front of my right shin causes considerable pain in the back of my calf muscle from boxing training. Ideas?
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
Puncture wound leg: 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
Evaluation: Your treatment options are to undergo an urgent evaluation to assess the wound, obtain a history, explore, image and follow the wound. Tetanus status should be up to date. Antibiotics may be perceived depending on nature of wound. ...Read more
Puncture wounds: You cannot quite "get rid of" puncture wounds. You have to help them heal by cleaning them out aggressively immediately, maintaining clean dressings, and watching for signs of bacterial infection (increased redness, swelling, and drainage). Rarely for a deep infected puncture wound, there may need to be surgical incision for drainage and in some cases they cut out the infected drainage tract. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Puncture wound: A wound created by something sharp penetrating. Example a needle, a knife, a nail or a screw driver. ...Read more
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
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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