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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Go to ER: Holding firm pressure should stop most bleeding. If not, you should seek professional assistance at your local er. ...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?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
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