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Will A Foot Laceration Kill Me Or Does It Just Heal Up By Itself
Low Risk: You shouldn't die from a foot laceration, especially if you get it checked by a doctor. Poor circulation, a deep contaminated cut, diabetes, a smoker, active hemorrhage, retained foreign body in the wound, unknown tetanus vaccine status are all factors that put you at high risk for potentially life threatening complications. Please see your healthcare provider. ...Read more
Wound care: It is impertive that your tetanus is up to date and the wound has been thouroughly cleansed. In general. Clean, moist wounds whose edges are well approximated under minimal tension will tend to produce optimal scarring. Gentle cleansing of a contaminated wound with subsequent moist dressings will general produce the least prominent scar. Scar massage/pressure/occlusion may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You cant: A doctor needs to do that! foot infections can be very serious. The bones can become involved and lead to serious consequences. See your doctor or go to an urgent care / er to determine the extent if your infection and place you on the correct treatment. Do not delay! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Regular: Assuming were talking about a small, superficial laceration and that you're generally healthy, your family doctor would be perfect. If the wound is large or deep or there's evidence of infection, especially if you have diabetes or peripheral arterial disease, the problem is more urgent and specialty consultation may be requested. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Foot laceration, right initial encounter, on 4/7/2014 had 5 stitches tho got wet rain water has been less then 24h still bleeding what to do?
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more
Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of when their last tetanus shot was. Se this as a motivator to find out if you are due. ...Read more
Cut foot bíg toe tendon and after 12 days they take off my stiches some doctors told me to move my toes and some told me not and my toe still not work?
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