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If we treat my child's puncture wound of the toe will it be gone, or do I need to keep worrying?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not

If properly evaluated, treated and managed, the wound should heal uneventfully.

In brief: Probably not

If properly evaluated, treated and managed, the wound should heal uneventfully.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: When to worry

Most puncture wounds heal rapidly with first aid treatment but there can be exceptions.
If you have reason to believe that a foreign body is lodged in the puncture wound, then it usually has to be removed for healing to occur. If it is not at the surface, then a doctor must be consulted. Also medical issues such as diabetes or chemotherapy make us worry more!

In brief: When to worry

Most puncture wounds heal rapidly with first aid treatment but there can be exceptions.
If you have reason to believe that a foreign body is lodged in the puncture wound, then it usually has to be removed for healing to occur. If it is not at the surface, then a doctor must be consulted. Also medical issues such as diabetes or chemotherapy make us worry more!
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: "we" means who?

Treat it how? On the other hand, puncture wounds always go away-- it's the bactria left inside that could've a problem-- especially tetnus.
Only a dr can set if treatment is needed.

In brief: "we" means who?

Treat it how? On the other hand, puncture wounds always go away-- it's the bactria left inside that could've a problem-- especially tetnus.
Only a dr can set if treatment is needed.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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