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What works the best and fastest for a little puncture wound on arm?

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

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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...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 definition or description of: Puncture wound of the arm?

What is the definition or description of: Puncture wound of the arm?

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

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My daughter has puncture wound of the arm. Where do I start?

My daughter has puncture wound of the arm. Where do I start?

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 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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Which treatment works the best and fastest for puncture wound of lip?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for puncture wound of lip?

Let me sewe: I am treating on the internet, but her what i do. Clean the wound with antiseptic solution from in and out, I use wound glue to close the wound from out side, continue the cleaning from the inside tell heal, possibly give the tetanus poster if he need it. ...Read more

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My sister says she has a little puncture wound of scalp. Can she just shower off and clean it?

My sister says she has a little puncture wound of scalp. Can she just shower off and clean it?

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 more

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A little discharge coming from thorn puncture wound?

Be seen: It sounds like you have an infection. Be seen. There are many infections that can be from puncture wounds, and thorn wounds in particular. ...Read more

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Infections as a result of a deep but small puncture wound should be treated how?

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 more

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Puncture Wound (Definition)

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