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What are fast ways to heal a puncture wound?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Keep it clean

Need to keep it cleaned out and apply topical antibiotic.
It will also help to keep pressure off the area.

In brief: Keep it clean

Need to keep it cleaned out and apply topical antibiotic.
It will also help to keep pressure off the area.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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