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How should you treat a puncture wound to the heal/palm lower part of the hand?

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Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Observation

Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless.
The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain.

In brief: Observation

Unfortunately, puncture wounds tend to close vary rapidly so soap, water and topical treatments are essentially worthless.
The problem is that the puncture pushes foreign material deep into the tissues and so not much can be done unless the problem materializes additional trauma from cleansing may worsen things. Make sure tetanus is ok and then watch carefully. Get to a doc for increased pain.
Dr. Michael Miller
Dr. Michael Miller
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
3 doctors agree

In brief: Local hygiene

Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment.
Cover with dressing. Don't let it dry out. Check your tetanus status. If no better within days see a doctor immediately.

In brief: Local hygiene

Wash with soap and water. Apply antibiotic ointment.
Cover with dressing. Don't let it dry out. Check your tetanus status. If no better within days see a doctor immediately.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. Robert Greer
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Attentively

This can be a very dangerous puncture wound.
The problem is the blood supply and lymph drainage.If it does not look and feel good in a short time you must seek care asap.

In brief: Attentively

This can be a very dangerous puncture wound.
The problem is the blood supply and lymph drainage.If it does not look and feel good in a short time you must seek care asap.
Dr. Robert Greer
Dr. Robert Greer
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