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What Works The Best And Fastest For A Little Puncture Wound On Arm
First aid: For a minor puncture wound, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. You should get a tetanus vaccination if you're not up to date. ...Read more
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
Post medial dislocation of left elbow small puncture wound(+) near the left cubital fossa i can't benddown, is it normal ?
Bad injury: Limited motion is normal after such a severe injury. You are going to need therapy when ur doctor clears u ...Read more
Please explain if it is possible i might develop tetanus after puncture wound on arm from barbed wire fence?
A small hole: A puncture is a small hole that is usually made by an object or animal. For instance, a mosquito or a pencil tip can penetrate the skin. ...Read more
Arm Puncture wound: Get it evaluated in an er or urgent care. History and physical are required to assess for deep structure involvement, retention of foreign bodies, possible neurovascular damage, possible radiologic evaluation, updating tetanus status, etc. No other treatment may be required. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
7-14 days: It depends on how bad or big or deep the wound. It usually take 1-2 weeks if that is bigger than 1 cm in diameter and not deeper than 2mm in depth. ...Read more
Poor Idea: Puncture wounds are dangerous because the bacteria from the skin and the object that caused the puncture are pushed into the deeper layers. If the would is not cleaned thoroughly and managed properly then she could get a very serious, even life threatening, infection requiring hospitalization and IV antibiotics. She really needs to see a professional and get evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Aggressively: At the very least your tetanus status should be up to date. Additional treatment varies depending on the degree of contamination. Deep and dirty wounds will require antibiotics as well as a possible incision and drainage procedure. X-rays or imaging may also be warranted after a thorough physical examination for possible neurovascular injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have it evaluated: Puncture wounds can lead of severe swelling and infections. These infections could spread deep down to bone. If it gets severe enough, this could lead to loss of limb or even life. With puncture wounds, one may also develop tetanus. Have the wound properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: This can get out of control quickly. See a doctor immediately. ...Read more
I recieved a small puncture wound while holding my cat last friday. I don't know.When my last tetanus shot was. What should I do?
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?
What age do kids get their first tetanus shot? My 3 year old fell on a bike sprocket and got scrapes and a small puncture wound, should I take him to the er?
Children : Children typically receive their first tetanus shot at 2 months, the second at 4 months, and the third at 6 months, the fourth between 15 and 18 months, and the fifth between 4 and 6 years of age. Then, the next dose is between ages 11 and 12 years old, and then up to every 10 years afterwards. I would clean the wound with soap and water, and then take your child to your regular doctor. Probably your child is up to date on his tetanus shots - but your child's doctor would know for sure (although he wouldn't have received the 5th dose of the primary series). Your doctor can evaluate the wound and the piece he fell on - in general, if the metal is not rusty or "dirty" (i.e. Was lying in a cow pasture) it should be okay. However, seeing your doctor is a good idea to see also if the scrapes and the wound require stitches, and possibly topical or oral antibiotics. Good luck! it's hard watching them learn to ride, isn't it? I was chewing my nails the whole time... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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