3 doctors weighed in:
What is the treatment for puncture wound of the toe?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry
In brief: Doc visit
A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided.
You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray.

In brief: Doc visit
A puncture one of the toe should be thoroughly cleansed and debrided.
You may require a course of oral antibiotics. Local wound care will make sure you heal up properly. If there's any suspicion that bone is involved then you should have a baseline x-ray.
Dr. Seth Steber
Dr. Seth Steber
Thank
In brief: See a specialist
Puncture wounds need to be treated promptly with irrigation of wound and removal of all foreign material that may cause infection- antibiotics may also be need.

In brief: See a specialist
Puncture wounds need to be treated promptly with irrigation of wound and removal of all foreign material that may cause infection- antibiotics may also be need.
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Dr. Christopher Pappas
Thank
In brief: Several things
Most of the time the area should be cleaned a examined or probed to make sure there is no foreifn material left in the wound.
Oral antibiotics may be given depending on what you stepped on. Tetanus should be up to date.

In brief: Several things
Most of the time the area should be cleaned a examined or probed to make sure there is no foreifn material left in the wound.
Oral antibiotics may be given depending on what you stepped on. Tetanus should be up to date.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bret Boyle
Board Certified, Wound care
24 years in practice
265K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors