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We come from a religious background where treatment is based on faith and home cures. What can we use to treat puncture wound of the arm?

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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Good cleaning with

Betadine, soap & water .
See md asap if increasing pain tendeness redness nausea vomiting fever chills diarrhea or ifno tetanus immunization w/i 5 yrs t.

In brief: Good cleaning with

Betadine, soap & water .
See md asap if increasing pain tendeness redness nausea vomiting fever chills diarrhea or ifno tetanus immunization w/i 5 yrs t.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: God is good....

But god helped some smart people find some good medicines and treatment.
Wash and bandage the wound, & keep it clean. Ensure the tetanus is up to date (booster within the last 5 years). See a md for infection: redness, swelling, pain, fever, heat, and/or drainage. Early intervention will prevent big problems down the road. As the islamic proverb goes: "trust in allah, but tie your camel.".

In brief: God is good....

But god helped some smart people find some good medicines and treatment.
Wash and bandage the wound, & keep it clean. Ensure the tetanus is up to date (booster within the last 5 years). See a md for infection: redness, swelling, pain, fever, heat, and/or drainage. Early intervention will prevent big problems down the road. As the islamic proverb goes: "trust in allah, but tie your camel.".
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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2 doctors agree

In brief: Faith healing

Most important thing is to make sure there is no infection.
Manifested as reddness, swelling, fluid drainage. If yoy have these signs then antibiotics will be necessary. Otherwise washing out the wound with water may be enough.

In brief: Faith healing

Most important thing is to make sure there is no infection.
Manifested as reddness, swelling, fluid drainage. If yoy have these signs then antibiotics will be necessary. Otherwise washing out the wound with water may be enough.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Faith & Home Remedy?

With all due respect faith and home cures may not be able to remove a foreign body.
Having said that neuropsychobioimmulonologic factors with faith are very important to health. However, i don't have any knowledge of particular regimens that can assure healing of a wound which i cannot evaluate.

In brief: Faith & Home Remedy?

With all due respect faith and home cures may not be able to remove a foreign body.
Having said that neuropsychobioimmulonologic factors with faith are very important to health. However, i don't have any knowledge of particular regimens that can assure healing of a wound which i cannot evaluate.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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