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PUNTURE WOUND I AM 81 AND PUNTURED MY LEG ON A BRASS ORNAMENT.

Customer Question

PUNTURE WOUND
I AM 81 AND PUNTURED MY LEG ON A BRASS ORNAMENT. I CLEANED IT WITH PEROXIDE AND IODINE BUT BECAUSE I HAVE SWOLLEN LEGS DUE TO WATER IT KEEPS DRAINING. WHAT SHOULD I DO???
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr PG (M.D.) replied 6 years ago.

Dr PG (M.D.) :

hi

Dr PG (M.D.) :

welcome to just answer

Dr PG (M.D.) :

are you present online?

Customer:

yes

Dr PG (M.D.) :

From the description that you are giving it seems that you have an open wound which is having regular discharge

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ideally you need to be evaluated by a doctor

Dr PG (M.D.) :

depending on the depth of the wound you might need pressure bandage or suturing

Dr PG (M.D.) :

if the wound is deep, then there are chances of it getting infected if proper suturing or pressure bandage is not given

Customer:

it is 12 midnight . is it urgent or can i wait till morning?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

So, I would recommend you to consult a doctor as soon as possible

Customer:

wound is not deep

Dr PG (M.D.) :

how much is the discharge?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

how much is the drainage?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

is your bandage getting wet?

Customer:

it is substansel bandage is getting wet

Customer:

yes it is getting wet

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Customer:

what should I do??

Dr PG (M.D.) :

one option is to apply an antibiotic ointment on the wound and put a good padding of sterile gauze piece on the wound

Dr PG (M.D.) :

then apply a tight bandage on the wound

Customer:

i have done all that

Dr PG (M.D.) :

this is will be similar to pressure bandage

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

is there any active bleeding from the wound?

Customer:

no!!

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

if you want to wait till morning then the only option is to keep changing the bandage

Dr PG (M.D.) :

keep the leg elevated by keeping a pillow under your foot

Customer:

do you think that I may need a tetnas shot?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

when did you last have a tetanus shot?

Customer:

?????

Dr PG (M.D.) :

when did you get your last tetanus shot?

Customer:

don't remember

Dr PG (M.D.) :

was it within the last 5 years?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

ok

Dr PG (M.D.) :

then you would need a shot now

Customer:

can it wait till morning?

Dr PG (M.D.) :

yes

Customer:

thank you!

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