If you any of the have the following
symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.
- A cut that may need stitches, staples, or skin
adhesives: Go to the topic
- Puncture wound caused by a bite: Go
to the topic
Animal and Human Bites.
If bleeding is the main symptom, see
how to stop bleeding .
Do you have a puncture wound in your head, neck, chest, or belly?
Do you have a puncture wound that is bleeding?
Are you unable to remove an object from the wound?
Do you have signs of decreased blood flow at or near a puncture wound?
Do you have any loss of function at or near the puncture wound?
Do you have a puncture wound in your foot?
Do you think you have an infection?
Do you have swelling and bruising at or near a puncture wound?
Are you unable to adequately clean a puncture wound using home treatment?
Have you been stuck with a used needle?
Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?