A puncture wound is an injury caused by the penetration of a pointed object into the skin. Usually, puncture wounds do not bleed much, but can easily make you cringe with pain. To get rid of pain from a puncture wound, treat it immediately as there is always the risk of infection. Puncture wound may also aggravate the condition as, sometimes, the objects may diffuse through and puncture the organs and arteries within.
Mentioned below are ways in which you can minimise or get rid of the pain caused by a punctured wound.
Treating Pain caused by a Puncture Wound
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What to do for immediate pain relief: If you are experiencing severe pain, soak the particular part of the body in warm water. Don’t let the wound be open as not protecting it will only make it more susceptible to further injury or infection. Wrap a bandage around the punctured area soon after you take it out of water.
If your punctured wound is caused by frostbite, you will need professional help to treat it. Also, if the pain caused by the punctured wound continues to increase along with redness and swelling, there is a possibility of infection. If there are any signs of an infection, see a doctor.
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