Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Index

Featured: Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Main Article

Cuts, scrapes, and puncture wounds are common, and most people will experience one of these in their lifetime. Evaluating the injury, and thoroughly cleaning the injury is important. Some injuries should be evaluated by a doctor, and a tetanus shot may be necessary. Treatment will depend upon the severity of the injury.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

Supplements & Vitamins

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Hurricane Preparedness Natural diasters such as a hurricane can take a toll on family, friends, and neighbors. Both physiological and psychological...learn more »
      In This Article
      Hurricane Preparedness Article
      • Introduction to preparing for a hurricane
      • What is a hurricane?
      • How are hurricanes named and tracked?
      • Preparing Before the Hurricane
      • What is my family plan for a hurricane?
      • How do I create a hurricane supply kit?
      • Where can I go to be safe during a storm?
      • How do I secure my home during a hurricane?
      • What about my pets during a hurricane?
      • What to Do After a Hurricane (What hurricane aftermath health concerns?)
      • How can I make sure our water is safe?
      • How do I perform first aid for injuries?
      • How can I prevent injuries after a hurricane?
      • Prevent fatigue-related injuries
      • Wear protective gear
      • Beware of electrical hazards
      • Avoid carbon monoxide
      • Beware of structural instability
      • Avoid hazardous materials
      • Be prepared for fires
      • Prevent drowning
      • Reduce the risk of thermal stress
      • What can I do to cope with mental stress after a hurricane?
      • How do I deal with wild and domestic animals in a disaster?
    • First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives,...learn more »
      In This Article
    • Snake Bite (Snake Bite) There are venomous (poisonous) and nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snakes. A venomous snake bite penetrates the skin and injects,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Snake Bite (Snake Bite) Article
      • What is a venomous (poisonous) snake bite?
      • What is a nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snake bite?
      • What are the symptoms of a venomous snake bite?
      • How is a venomous snake bite diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a venomous snake bite?
      • What are the complications of a venomous snake bite?
      • Can a snake bite be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a venomous snake bite?
    • Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and...learn more »
      In This Article
      Necrotizing Fasciitis Article
      • Necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) facts
      • What is necrotizing fasciitis?
      • Do different types of necrotizing fasciitis exist?
      • What causes necrotizing fasciitis?
      • What are necrotizing fasciitis symptoms and signs?
      • How is necrotizing fasciitis diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for necrotizing fasciitis?
      • How is necrotizing fasciitis prevented? Is necrotizing fasciitis contagious?
      • Who is at risk to get necrotizing fasciitis?
      • What is the prognosis (outcome) for patients with necrotizing fasciitis? What are complications of necrotizing fasciitis?
      • What are some additional sources of information on necrotizing fasciitis?
    • Dog Bite (Treatment) There are millions of dogs living in the United States, and thus many cases of dog bites. Annually, hundreds of people seek...learn more »
      In This Article
      Dog Bite (Treatment) Article
      • Dog bite facts
      • How many dog bites occur?
      • Who is at risk for a dog bite?
      • What should I do if someone is bitten by a dog?
      • When should I call the doctor for a dog bite?
      • What is the treatment for a dog bite?
      • How can dog bites be prevented?
      • Safety tips to prevent dog bites
    • Broken Foot There are several bones in the foot, and these bones can be broken (fractured) in a variety of ways. Falling from heights,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Broken Foot Article
      • Broken foot facts
      • What is the structure of the foot?
      • What are the causes of a broken foot?
      • Pictures of the bones in the foot
      • What are the symptoms of a broken foot?
      • When should I call the doctor for foot pain?
      • How is a broken foot diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for a broken foot?
      • What are the complications of a broken foot?
      • Can a broken foot be prevented?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health News

Health Features

Tools & References

FDA Drug Labels on RxList.com


Terms related to Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds:

  • Abrasion
  • Cut
  • Puncture
  • Road Rash
  • Scrape
  • Strawberry
  • Wound