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How is a puncture wound treated?
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In brief: Bandage
Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing.
Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul odor, discharge. You should also get a tetanus shot.

In brief: Bandage
Bandage the puncture wound to protect it from the environment as it is healing.
Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, increased pain, foul odor, discharge. You should also get a tetanus shot.
Dr. Wesley Marquart
Dr. Wesley Marquart
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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Puncture wound
Rx for a puncture wound requires copious cleansing of the wound with Normal Saline washes, deriding any devitalized tissue, clean wound care products and observation.
Depending on the circumstances, a culture may be taken and emperic antibiotics may be given pending the results of the culture. Also, we recommend that a patient with a puncture have up-to-date coverage with a tetanus shot.

In brief: Puncture wound
Rx for a puncture wound requires copious cleansing of the wound with Normal Saline washes, deriding any devitalized tissue, clean wound care products and observation.
Depending on the circumstances, a culture may be taken and emperic antibiotics may be given pending the results of the culture. Also, we recommend that a patient with a puncture have up-to-date coverage with a tetanus shot.
Dr. Scott Bolhack
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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