Puncture Wounds - Home Treatment Pain relief
ice or cold pack may help reduce
swelling and bruising. Never apply ice directly to a wound or the skin. This
could cause tissue damage.
Elevate the injured area on pillows
while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the
area at or above the level of your
heart to reduce swelling.
Medicine you can buy without a prescription Try a nonprescription
medicine to help treat your fever or pain:
Talk to your child's doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of
acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you switch between two
medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much medicine.
Safety tips Be sure to follow
these safety tips when you use a nonprescription medicine: Carefully read and follow all
directions on the medicine bottle and box. Do not take more than
the recommended dose. Do not take a medicine if you have had an
allergic reaction to it in the past. If
you have been told to avoid a medicine, call your doctor before you take
it. If you are or could be pregnant, do not take any medicine other
than acetaminophen unless your doctor has told you to. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than age 20 unless your doctor tells you to. Symptoms to watch for during home treatment Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home
treatment: Signs of infection Signs of
loss of function Signs of decreased blood flow Pain
gets worse. Symptoms become
more severe or more frequent.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 06, 2012
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