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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- silver sulfadiazine (Silvadene, SSD, SSD AF, Thermazene)
- zinc oxide topical (Desitin and Others)
- lidocaine jelly - mucous membrane, Xylocaine
- benzoin - topical
- tea tree oil (Melaleuca Oil)
- lidocaine HCl injection, Xylocaine
- lidocaine - topical, Lidamantle, Xylocaine
- pramoxine and hydrocortisone (Epifoam, Pramosone, Proctofoam HC, Procort, Analpram HC)
- benzocaine spray - mucous membrane, HurriCaine
- potassium permanganate granules
- pramoxine/hydrocortisone - topical, Enzone, Pramosone
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
- sodium chloride solution - irrigation, Sea-Clens
- hydrocortisone/lidocaine - topical, Lida Mantle HC
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