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How do you take care of a puncture wound on sole of your foot?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: See doc

Will need good evaluation, tetanus, and likely appropriate antibiotics.
Always possibly may need to be cleaned out better, and ensure no retained foreign bodies.

In brief: See doc

Will need good evaluation, tetanus, and likely appropriate antibiotics.
Always possibly may need to be cleaned out better, and ensure no retained foreign bodies.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Dr. Martin Tyson
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Clean thoroughly

This should be done right away after a puncture wound and with an antibacterial soap.
I would then apply an antibiotic ointment and bandage. Elevate the leg as much as possible. Tetnus shot if none in the past five years. Look out for signs of infection like redness, foul smelling drainage, increasing pain or warmth to the touch. Diabetics or those with other medical problems should consult a doc.

In brief: Clean thoroughly

This should be done right away after a puncture wound and with an antibacterial soap.
I would then apply an antibiotic ointment and bandage. Elevate the leg as much as possible. Tetnus shot if none in the past five years. Look out for signs of infection like redness, foul smelling drainage, increasing pain or warmth to the touch. Diabetics or those with other medical problems should consult a doc.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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