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What Happens If I Get A Puncture Wound On My Foot
Puncture wound foot: Wash the area with warm, soapy water; cover with bandage; go to doc/er for definitive treatment. If cause of puncture was dirty/rusty & you haven't had tetanus booster within 10 years, you will receive one (unless allergic to it) probably as a dapt (includes booster for diphtheria & pertussis). Probably will receive antibiotics since punctures prone to infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you are: otherwise healthy probably you will just develop an acute inflammatory response, possibly a temporary local infection which your immune system can handle and then it will heal. ...Read more
If bitten by a dog ;: Wound is minor - wash w soap ; water, apply antibiotic ointment ; cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in last 10 years or your don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure ; obtain urgent care. Per mayo clinic, if last tetanus shot was > 5 years ago ; wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If you are bitten by wild. ...Read more
Bloodles : Not sure what bloodles is. Need more information please ...Read more
Protect it: An unpopped blister represents a closed sterile environment. Yes on occasion one can become infected then it is time to open it, however the risk of infection in a dressed open wound is still higher than that of an intact blister. Protect it well. The blister will gradually resolve with time. Check your shoe fit, may be tight, may have something in it. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I found a black widow and when I got out of the shower I had a blister pimple like on my toe... it hurts bad... do I need go to the doctor....
Spider bite. : A spider bite, if that is what this represents, can lead to a significant bacterial infection which would need to be treated quickly. You should get to the doctor very soon. Like, now. ...Read more
What to do if I have a callus on my feet and there is a wound in it. How do I get rid of the callus?
Depends on the cause: Many things can cause calluses. Some reasons that one may develop a callus include: viral infections (warts), friction, pressure, repedetive trauma, and a limitation of joint motion. Some genetic conditions may also cause people to develop calluses on the hands and the feet. Treatment depends on the cause of the problem. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If bitten by a dog &: wound is minor - wash w soap & water, apply antibiotic ointment & cover w bandaid /bandage. Get tetanus shot if none in last 10 years or you don’t know. For more serious wound or possible infection, apply pressure & obtain urgent care. Per Mayo Clinic, if last tetanus shot > 5 years ago & wound is “deep or dirty”, a booster shot may be recommended. If you are bitten by wild animal or ^’ed rabies ...Read more
What should I do if I have a calluse on my middle finger and its infected besides go too the hospital?
How do I get rid of a blood blister on my calf? I had knee surgery and the cast gave me a really big blood blister on my calf.
I stepped on a rusty nail today that punctured my foot the puncture site is throbbing. Do i need to go to doctor? My last tetnus shot was in 2008?
Close Observation: That nail went through many layers of tissue and each layer heals at a different rate. Skin heals quickly, the deep tough connective tissues takes a lot longer. Minimize strenuous activity for at least a week and progress slowly. There is no way to prevent infection so forget antibiotics. Observe and get help for fevers, increasing redness/drainage/pain. Your tetanus is ok for 5 more years. ...Read more
Hard to say: Most local health departments keep track of the local rabies activity monitored by state labs. Domesticated pets are seldom a risk, but if there is rabies in the region and the cat can get outside, exposure can occur.If properly vaccinated, risk would be low. So there are specific points of missing information that limit my response. Infection/tetanus is a primary risk.You should call your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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