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How should a gun shot wound in the thigh area that went all

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How should a gun shot wound in the thigh area that went all the way thru be treated?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: No he hasn't. . He had some amoxacIllin left over from a previous prescription
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: None & no
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 4 months ago.

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I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

You can give amoxicillin which is a good antibiotic. Also apply Povidone iodine which is available without prescription. If there is a persistent bleeding or oozing, a tight bandage would be necessary. That may denote injury to an artery or vein, which require a surgical tying. Ideally, all gun shot wound would require an x-ray and exam by a doctor.

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