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Bruises, Cuts & Punctures

Stepping on glass isn’t fun. Luckily, most people are able to treat this issue at home. Follow these simple steps on how to get glass out of your foot. Splinters are things that get stuck under the skin. Like a wooden splinter that you can get from touching a rough piece of wood, a glass splinter is a thin, sharp piece of glass that breaks the skin's surface. The glass piece will look like a

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What to Do If You Step on a Nail

Stepping on a rusty nail can be painful. Find out how to treat the puncture wounds at home and when to see a doctor. Stepping on a nail may cause a puncture wound on the foot. The wound may look minor, but the puncture may be deeper than it appears. Sometimes, if the wound isn’t severe, it can be treated without medical attention. Other times, the puncture will

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Hemorrhage Types and Treatment

Learn more about hemorrhages, how they're categorized, how they're treated, and when bleeding is a medical emergency. Technically, hemorrhage (or haemorrhage) means bleeding, of any amount. LightFieldStudios / Getty ImagesIn the medical community, the term is reserved for significant or severe bleeding, which may be life-threatening. Bleeding can occur from any

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First Aid Treatment for a Puncture Wound

Puncture wounds can be serious depending on depth and location. Learn about first aid steps to take, how to control bleeding, and when to call 911. How do you best treat a puncture wound and how do these differ from lacerations and other types of injuries? What do you need to be aware of and watch for if you suffer one of these injuries? stocksnapper / Getty Images Definition and Description

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How to Safely Remove a Splinter

Some splinters will work their way out without removal. But to avoid an infected splinter, learn how to remove one safely and when to see the doctor. A splinter is a tiny impaled object that can be removed at home without ever seeing a doctor. However, you shouldn't ignore them. Splinters can become infected if left under the skin for too long.Use these steps to see if it should be safe to

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Can You Use Super Glue to Heal Cuts and Scrapes?

Learn how and why super glue is being used on minor cuts and scrapes and how it works to help heal the skin, which includes stopping initial bleeding. You've likely used Super Glue to repair broken ceramics, mount wooden frames, or stop runs in nylon stockings. But Super Glue and medically approved versions of cyanoacrylates (the chemical name for these adhesives) have an important use for helping

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Treating a Jammed Finger

Learn these five steps to help protect, heal, strengthen, diagnose, and start reusing your finger after jamming it. You may know that a jammed finger refers to finger joint pain and swelling from an impact injury of a single or multiple fingers. Jammed fingers are extremely painful, and require immediate treatment to aid healing. What's more, if jammed fingers

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What to Do If You Experience a Sharps Injury

A sharps injury can pose risk for infections like HIV and hepatitis, but they are rare and avoidable if you follow safe practices and prevention tips. Per the CDC, a sharps injury is a penetrating stab wound from a needle, scalpel, or another sharp object that may result in exposure to blood or other body fluids. This can include scalpels, razors, needles, lancets, blades, broken glass

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Treating a Minor Bruise

You can't stop a bruise, but if you act quickly there's a lot you can do to help it fade faster. Here are some tips for treating minor bruising. A bruise is an area of discoloration that develops when tiny vessels under the skin rupture, allowing blood to collect into the surrounding tissue (think of it like your skin is bleeding on the inside). When caused by minor

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Study: Gallstones May Come Before Pancreatic Cancer Diagnosis

A new study has found that people who were eventually diagnosed with pancreatic cancer often had gallstones years before the diagnosis. Key TakeawaysA new study found that people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer were six times more likely to have had gallstones in the year before getting diagnosed with cancer.People with a history of gallstones should be followed closely by their

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Monkeypox Outbreak Spreads to the U.S.

Learn what monkeypox is and why it's spreading in the United States. Key TakeawaysSmall outbreaks of a viral infection called monkeypox are occurring around the world.The United States has one confirmed case, with more expected.Monkeypox has a low fatality rate.An approved vaccine for monkeypox is estimated to be 85%

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