Punctured Foot First Aid

Puncture wounds get infected easily, so treat your injury as quickly as possible. First, wash your hands and then hold your foot under running water for 5 minutes. Next, clean and disinfect the area with iodine to kill bacteria, then dry your foot with a sterile cloth and cover the wound with a clean bandage. Elevate your foot above your heart as often as possible for several days to keep swelling down. Make sure your tetanus shot is up to date, and call your doctor so he or she can determine whether medical attention is necessary.
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