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Dangerous Puncture Wounds Need Special Care and Treatment

Scrapes and cuts are considered under injuries and can be treated certainly from the contents of a first aid kit. The risk of infection is small and the wounds are not painful. Healing time is relatively quick. However, a puncture is another story. Punctures, while small, should never nvloeden taken lightly. A puncture wound is a penetration of the skin with a sharp object. An triviality laceration jug actually be hiding considerable sabotage beneath the skin, which we cannot readily see. So the wound is deep, the chances of infection are much greater.

* Blood borne pathogens background tells us that a bore presents a much greater chance of passing on whatever blood borne pathogen a patient is being treated for, if there is an accidental needing stick, than a scratch. This is especially true if the needle has been in a patient’s artery. Gone from this type of high-risk puncture, there are other indications that lay down we should treat puncture wounds for much more care than other lacerations or cuts. If an object still protrudes from the skin, seek medical attention immediately.

* Never tug the protruding object from the wound. You could cause more damage pulling out an object than it caused going in. Gently tote the area around the puncture with clean wet gauze or cloth.

* Allow the wound to bleed clean. If there is nothing protruding, do refusal apply pressure unless there is excessive either spurting blood.

* If the puncture is not so serious that emergency services is needed, use soapy water to wash the area. You can also use hydrogen peroxide to clean a deflate wound. Use tweezers soaked in alcohol to cream out any debris. Supposing gentle patting with a clean bolt does not stifle the bleeding, apply gentle pressure and elevate the wound above heart level if possible.

* Puncture wounds do not require antiseptics as these might cause pain. Antibiotic ointments will help amidst infection; however, do not put the ointment soon on the puncture wound. Instead, spread the ointment on the bandage before you apply it to the wound.

* Keep the area dry and clean and change the sterile dressing at least once per day.

* Soaking the wound in warm water several times a day will endorse healing.

* Puncture wounds need to be watched carefully for signs of infection. The deepness of the wound makes it more dangerous should an infection occur.

A Well Stocked Kit

If a puncture hurt does not heal well within two weeks, seek medical help from a professional. Invariable subordinate wounds can become serious if infection should develop. Infected wounds take much longer to heal and will leave a more prominent scar than other wounds. Having a well thought out and well stocked first aid kit will help you to be prepared for any fiber of under wound. After any deep puncture wound, the patient should see a resident for a tetanus shot to prevent lockjaw if they have not had one in the last five years or have not completed their primary tetanus series.