Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture WoundsRelated Doctor's & Expert's Views « Back to Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Index Sorted Alphabetically A-Z Sort by popularity 11 Tips for a Safe Fourth of July Caring for Stitches (Sutures) First Aid Fast Facts Shark Attack Skin FAQs Tetanus: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot? Sorted by Popularity (as on MedicineNet) Sort alphabetically Skin FAQs Tetanus: Do You Need a Tetanus Shot? First Aid Fast Facts 11 Tips for a Safe Fourth of July Caring for Stitches (Sutures) Shark Attack Suggested Reading on Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds by Our Doctors Related Diseases & Conditions 15 articles Staph Infection (Staphylococcus Aureus) Staphylococcus or Staph is a group of bacteria that can cause a multitude of diseases. Staph infections can cause illness directly by infection or indirectly Boils A boil is a skin abscess, a collection of pus localized deep in the skin. There are several different types of boils. Among them are the following: furuncle Keloid A keloid is a scar that doesn't know when to stop. When the cells keep on reproducing, the result is an overgrown (hypertrophic) scar or a keloid. A Broken Finger The hand has several bones to include the wrist, palm, and fingers. Fingers are the most commonly injured part of the hand. The most common causes of broken Broken Foot There are several bones in the foot, and these bones can be broken (fractured) in a variety of ways. Falling from heights, dropping heavy objects on the 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 emergency medical care for Tetanus Tetanus is an often-fatal disease caused by nerve toxins produced by the common bacteria Clostridium tetani. In a seven-day period after infection, a person Bruises A bruise, or contusion, is caused when blood vessels are damaged or broken as the result of a blow to the skin. The raised area of a bump or bruise results Necrotizing Fasciitis Necrotizing fasciitis is also known as a flesh-eating bacterial infection, Fournier's gangrene, suppurative fasciitis, and necrotizing cellulitis. The Black Eye The most common cause of a black eye is due to an injury to the face or head. Most black eye injuries are minor and heal on their own, however, some may Scars Scar formation is a natural part of the healing process after injury. The depth and size of the wound incision and the location of the injury impact the Snake Bite (Snake Bite) There are venomous (poisonous) and nonvenomous (nonpoisonous) snakes. A venomous snake bite penetrates the skin and injects, secretes, or spits a toxin Sporotrichosis Sporotrichosis is a skin infection caused by a fungus called Sporothrix schenckii. The fungus, which may be present in sphagnum moss, thorny plants, or First Aid First aid is a complicated subject and it is situation-specific. First aid is the help and medical assistance that someone gives, not only to an injured Hurricane Preparedness Natural diasters such as a hurricane can take a toll on family, friends, and neighbors. Both physiological and psychological stresses can be devastating. Medications 14 articles Procedures & Tests 0 articles Pictures, Images & Quizzes 7 articles Doctor's & Expert's Views 5 articles Health News 5 articles Health Features 3 articles STAY INFORMED Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox!