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What's the safest way to treat foreign body in a wound?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: See md

The area needs to be irrigated and the foreign body removed.
Tetanus toxoid if not received in 5 years and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.

In brief: See md

The area needs to be irrigated and the foreign body removed.
Tetanus toxoid if not received in 5 years and possibly antibiotics to prevent infection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Surgical consultatio

Discuss the situation with your surgeon.
It all depends on what the foreign body is, how deep within, and what the surrounding structures are. Sometimes it is safe to just leave it, and in other cases it must be removed surgically.

In brief: Surgical consultatio

Discuss the situation with your surgeon.
It all depends on what the foreign body is, how deep within, and what the surrounding structures are. Sometimes it is safe to just leave it, and in other cases it must be removed surgically.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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