Characteristics of puncture wounds
Punctures are wounds caused by sharp objects. They may be superficial or deep.
Most infections are caused by skin lesions. The skin is a barrier to the penetration of microorganisms.
Once this barrier is opened by any cause (wounds, scratches, burns, punctures etc.) the body is exposed to invasion of microorganisms.
Symptoms of puncture wounds
The main symptoms are: Pain, pricks stuck on the skin, bloody points, etc.
Causes of puncture wounds
Very common forms of producing punctures are:
How to avoid puncture wounds
To avoid punctures you should have to take into account the following tips:
Treatment of punctures
The first thing to to is to wash punctures with soap after having washed the hands thoroughly. If there is something stuck on the skin or flesh, it must be removed. Some tweezers properly disinfected can be used for this purpose.
Then, the wound must be disinfected with some disinfectant and, finally, the it must be covered properly to prevent bleeding or avoid it to be infected.
It is absolutely necessary to visit a doctor in one of these cases:
- In serious punctures, when the person is unable to stop bleeding or this is occurring too violently.
- When the person can not properly clean the puncture or there is something left in the skin or flesh that can not be extracted.
- When the person does not possess adequate tetanus vaccination.
- When the puncture shows signs of infection (pus, fever, signs of expansion of infection).
- When the wound does not heal after some days.
Natural treatment of punctures involves the use of a number of alternative resources that can help improve healing and prevent infection.
More information about puncture wounds and other wounds and its natural treatment in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.