Puncture Wounds - Emergencies
Do you have any of the following symptoms that require emergency treatment?
Call 911 or other emergency services immediately.
- Signs of shock occur:
Severe bleeding does not slow during
the first 15 minutes of applying steady, direct pressure.
to severe difficulty breathing occurs with a puncture wound to the neck or
Moderate to severe pain occurs with a
puncture wound to the belly.
- A puncture wound to the eyeball
- A puncture wound is caused by the
injection of a substance under high pressure into the
skin, such as paint from a high-pressure paint sprayer or industrial lubricant
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 10, 2008
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