Patient Comments: Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds - Experience


Please share your experience with cuts, scrapes, or puncture wounds. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Barb, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: May 18

My hand is red and swollen where the intravenous port was.

Comment from: silver, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

I have intense pain from sliver on top of forefoot the last 3 hours. I have washed with peroxide and applied bacitracin. Elevating doesn’t help.

Comment from: gingerjoy, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

A small dog got out of its fenced area and bit my leg. It punctured the skin but didn't bleed. I’m worried about infection. I cleaned the area with soap and hot water. The owner said the dog has had its shots but I’m still concerned. It’s a small wound. I am wondering if I should go see a doctor and get antibiotics just in case.

Comment from: Judy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 09

I cut my hand a week ago and had stitches. The wound seems to be oozing, white, not yellow pus.


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