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Infections as a result of a deep but small puncture wound should be treated how?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Aggressively

At the very least your tetanus status should be up to date.
Additional treatment varies depending on the degree of contamination. Deep and dirty wounds will require antibiotics as well as a possible incision and drainage procedure. X-rays or imaging may also be warranted after a thorough physical examination for possible neurovascular injury.

In brief: Aggressively

At the very least your tetanus status should be up to date.
Additional treatment varies depending on the degree of contamination. Deep and dirty wounds will require antibiotics as well as a possible incision and drainage procedure. X-rays or imaging may also be warranted after a thorough physical examination for possible neurovascular injury.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. David Humphreys
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Antibiotic, drainage

If you have developed an infection after a deep puncture wound, you may have introduced bacteria into the deep tissues.
You should be examined and may possibly need an antibiotic or even an incision and drainage procedure.

In brief: Antibiotic, drainage

If you have developed an infection after a deep puncture wound, you may have introduced bacteria into the deep tissues.
You should be examined and may possibly need an antibiotic or even an incision and drainage procedure.
Dr. David Humphreys
Dr. David Humphreys
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Dr. Kim Kuhar
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Clean area well don'

Make sure tetanus is up to date.
Need to be concerned about infection given the deep penetration and may likely need antibiotics to prevent infection.

In brief: Clean area well don'

Make sure tetanus is up to date.
Need to be concerned about infection given the deep penetration and may likely need antibiotics to prevent infection.
Dr. Kim Kuhar
Dr. Kim Kuhar
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