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. Read more: Cuts, Scrapes and Puncture Wounds Article
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
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- mupirocin cream - topical, Bactroban
- MSM (methylsulfonylmethane) Dietary Supplement
- zinc oxide topical (Desitin and Others)
- lidocaine jelly - mucous membrane, Xylocaine
- silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)
- lidocaine HCl injection, Xylocaine
- tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)
- lidocaine - topical, Lidamantle, Xylocaine
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone - topical, Enzone, Pramosone
- sodium chloride solution - irrigation, Sea-Clens
- potassium permanganate granules
- benzoin - topical
- benzocaine spray - mucous membrane, HurriCaine
- pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)
- hydrocortisone/lidocaine - topical, Lida Mantle HC
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