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Do you have a fishhook in your eyelid or near your eye, but it has not punctured your eyeball? Note : Do not try to remove the hook.

Do you have a fishhook in a joint, a bone, a muscle, or deep in the skin? Note : Do not try to remove the hook.

Are you unable to remove a fishhook using home treatment?

Do you have bleeding from a fishhook injury?

Do you have numbness or tingling near the site of a fishhook injury?

Has the skin near a fishhook injury turned pale, white, blue, or cold?

Are you unable to move normally after a fishhook injury?

Do you think you have an infection?

Do you think you may need stitches?

Are you unable to clean your fishhook injury using home treatment?

Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?

If a visit to a health professional is not needed immediately, see the Home Treatment section for self-care information.

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Last Updated: April 22, 2013
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