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Caring for Puncture Wounds
Most puncture wounds are caused by objects such as large shards of metal or glass, nails or sharp sticks of wood. Such objects can puncture the skin, damage underlying tissue and carry bacteria deep into the tissue. To care for a puncture wound:
Clean the wound by soaking it for 15 minutes and scrubbing with a washcloth to remove dirt.
Apply antibiotic ointment, but soak the wound and reapply antibiotic ointment every 12 hours for two days.
See a doctor immediately if any signs of infection appear -- redness at the puncture site, swelling, tenderness near the wound or pain at the site.
You’ve heard all the reasons to stop smoking. You may have thought about quitting or even tried it a time or two. But you may need a little help. Learn how to get ready to quit, how to quit, and how to stay quit for a healthier, smoke-free future.
Heart disease is the biggest health risk Americans face today. If you don’t have heart disease now, you can help prevent it. If you’ve already been diagnosed with heart disease, you can keep it from getting worse. Here are the tools to get you started.
Older Adult's Health
Although genetics determines how long we will live, it's the lifestyle we choose that will determine how healthy we are as we age.