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What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

What is the best treatment for puncture wound of toe? Its not bleeding.

Depends: You need to clean the wound and if you canseethe punture site apply an antiseptic to it. I would make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?

Doc visit: A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided. You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the leg?

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

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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

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the mouth?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the mouth?

Mouth puncture: If the puncture is small (say 1/2 inch or less) it will heal up on its own without surgery or meds. The moputh heals up very fast ! if the puncture is big then antibiotics and sutures are needed. Rinse mouth with saline after eating. See ent. ...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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What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

Depends. : Soft tissue heals within weeks. A GSW to bowel may result in a fistula with drainage for months to years. ...Read more

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How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

How does the doctor know if the diagnosis is puncture wound of the knee?

History & physical: Usually by performing a history and physical examination with possible radiologic evaluation. ...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 is the best treatment for abnormal wound healing?

What is the best treatment for abnormal wound healing?

See a specialist: If you have a bad wound that isn't healing then you need to see a wound care specialist. They are trained to look at everything to see what is wrong and then treat the wound. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for knife wound?

What is the treatment for knife wound?

Depends: This depends on where the wound is located and how deep it goes. A superficial wound on the arm or leg may just require stitches. A deep wound over the abdomen, neck or chest may require emergency surgery. One could write half a textbook on knife wound treatment. See a doctor if there is a question. ...Read more

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What is the most effective treatment of the recurring wound in a diabetic patient?

What is the most effective treatment of the recurring wound in a diabetic patient?

Diabetic wound basic: Diabetes causes nerve injury.This means loss of sensation below the ankles.Foot deformity may occur. Poor sensation means injuries and problems advance before they are found and get worse quickly.Treatments include sugar control, keep the ulcer surface healthy and clean with debridements, moist wound dressings and absolutely keeping the ulcer away from any pressure. No antibiotics unless infected. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for corns on your toes which is not painfulI. Is it possible to have laser surgery?

What is a good treatment for corns on your toes which is not painfulI. Is it possible to have laser surgery?

You Choose.: Treating corns is really straight forward. Trimming the corn may relive the pain temporarily, but there is evidence that this practice actually makes the corn come back faster. Applying pads actually add bulk to the toe, making the shoes actually tighter. Real help lies in taking the pressure off the toe. Either wear larger, better fitting, more accommodating shoes or it's a surgical fix. ...Read more

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Four months after getting an operation for an ingrown toenail, there is still swelling in the skin of 5mm, near the nail. It created pus and abscess and it is not healing. What should I do?

Four months after getting an operation for an ingrown toenail, there is still swelling in the skin of 5mm, near the nail. It created pus and abscess and it is not healing. What should I do?

See your doctor...: There is obviously something wrong. If i had a patient that wasn't healed after that amount of time i would take an x-ray and take a biopsy of the area for a pathologist to look at. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a crush injury of the big toe?

What is the treatment for a crush injury of the  big toe?

See a podiatrist: Debilitating arthritis, toe deformities, permanent nerve injury and tendinopathy can result if the fracture is not adequately stabilized and the soft tissues not properly cared for. Prolonged immobilization, and/or surgery are indicated. If the injury is severe enough, and surgical reconstruction is not possible, amputation might be needed. Get it taken care of asap! ...Read more

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Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Is there a non surgical alternative to treating pediatric crainiosynostosis? If so would it depend on the area of the head that is effected? What is the age range for effective treatment?

Talk to MD: Talk to a pediatric neurosurgeon. There are some alternatives, but they really depend on the area of the head that is affected. A neurosurgeon could discuss these with you, what would happen if you did nothing, and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

Is there first aid treatment and care of toe laceration?

Soap & water: Wash all cuts as soon as possible with soap and water, or at least flush with water if unable to wash, and remove any visible foreign bodies. Then cover with polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) (not neosporin!) & a bandage, bringing the wound as closely together as possible, and apply pressure if bleeding continues. If large/deep, over a joint, still bleeding, or difficulties beyond the wound, seek medical care. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

What is the best treatment for stepping on a rusty nail?

Clean/ tetanus: Medical assessment. The wound should be cleansed and dried. Antibiotics are some times needed as well as tetanus shot if it has been more than 10 years since your last one. Dirty puncture wounds have significant risk for infection. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of varicocele? Is it by surgery? The vein is closed and contracted to 30%. What should I do ?

What is the treatment of varicocele? Is it by surgery? The vein is closed and contracted to 30%. What should I do ?

Usually surgery: Vericocele , usually need surgery especially if there is a fertility problem, other wise could be left alone if vein is closed & contracted then surgery is not required. ...Read more

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


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