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Is there more than one good way to treat puncture wound on the face?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get seen ASAP

Without more info it is impossible to give detailed instructions.
..However puncture wounds can be serious, don't overlook them. They can cause infection, including tetanus, and/or cause damage to deeper structures.

In brief: Get seen ASAP

Without more info it is impossible to give detailed instructions.
..However puncture wounds can be serious, don't overlook them. They can cause infection, including tetanus, and/or cause damage to deeper structures.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Sam Speron
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Puncture wound

There is more than one way to treat a puncture wound, depending on the wound.
Treatment for a puncture wound includes wound irrigation, wound cleansing, and exploration of the wound. Additional treatment may include removal of a wound foreign body, wound repair or antibiotics. A severe puncture wound may require surgery to repair damaged tissue. I strongly suggest you schedule a consultation wi.

In brief: Puncture wound

There is more than one way to treat a puncture wound, depending on the wound.
Treatment for a puncture wound includes wound irrigation, wound cleansing, and exploration of the wound. Additional treatment may include removal of a wound foreign body, wound repair or antibiotics. A severe puncture wound may require surgery to repair damaged tissue. I strongly suggest you schedule a consultation wi.
Dr. Sam Speron
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Dr. Richard Baxter
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: It depends

There are a lot of things to consider such as the size of the puncture wound and whether it is clean or not.
In many cases it would be best to let it heal and revise later if needed. Often it will heal well if it is a small puncture.

In brief: It depends

There are a lot of things to consider such as the size of the puncture wound and whether it is clean or not.
In many cases it would be best to let it heal and revise later if needed. Often it will heal well if it is a small puncture.
Dr. Richard Baxter
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes

Depending on the cause, depth, size, and potential contamination of the wound, punctures injuries may be treated by local cleansing, removal of any contaminants, removal of damaged or crushed tissues.
Sometimes mds will leave the site open to prevent trapping bacteria or non-vital tissues. Closure is sometimes possible. Important to have a doctor evaluate and guide in all penetrating punctures.

In brief: Yes

Depending on the cause, depth, size, and potential contamination of the wound, punctures injuries may be treated by local cleansing, removal of any contaminants, removal of damaged or crushed tissues.
Sometimes mds will leave the site open to prevent trapping bacteria or non-vital tissues. Closure is sometimes possible. Important to have a doctor evaluate and guide in all penetrating punctures.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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