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Comment from: Mom of 2 boys, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I stepped on a piece of glass in my living room (no clue how it got there). Sat on the sofa and caught the blood in my hands until a relative brought some paper towels. I held some on my foot for a few minutes until the bleeding was almost stopped then hopped into the bathroom to wash it (I used baby soap. Thought it might be gentler than regular soap). After I patted it dry and held a little more pressure on it I applied Neosporin and covered in with a gauze pad, a bandage and a sock. It happened last night, and this afternoon when I looked at it again it still seemed like it would bleed if I messed with it so I just put another gauze pad and bandage on. The glass went in about 3/8 inch deep. Trying to stay off my heel by walking on tip-toe with that foot but its making my ankle ache, as well as the ball of my foot. Hope it starts healing soon. I prefer not to see doctors unless I have to.

Comment from: Broodin, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: August 14

While on a deployment in Afghanistan I took a tactical knife to the thigh, punctured 5" deep and severed the femoral artery. In recovery now, took two surgeries and so am still having trouble walking with rehab... Watch them knives boys!

Comment from: Sicc559, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: July 31

I accidentally got shot in the hand with a pellet gun. It immediately went numb and began to spurt out blood. This was five days ago. Now it's just a bit swollen. It doesn't really hurt, but I get this jolt whenever I move my hand too fast. I think I severed a nerve. I hope this goes away because I need my hand for basketball!

Comment from: Shellie, Published: May 30

I stepped on a nail sticking out of a board hidden in tall grass. I had on cheap, plastic shoes. The nail went it and the wound bled profusely. I can't get into my doctor until Tuesday? Now, I can't walk and my entire leg hurts.

Comment from: Catlover, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: May 23

Our cat got excited and leapt off my wife's hand leaving a puncture wound, which had swollen to the size of a golf ball (purplish) within ten minutes.

Comment from: Mimi, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 21

I was digging a hole while gardening and stepped back onto a hoe rake which went through my sneaker into my foot. It was sticking out of my foot. Was able to get the rake out but did have lots of bleeding and multiple deep punctures in the sole and heel of my foot. I went to the ER. I had a tetanus shot and an X-ray. The doctor said it is extra important to go have an x ray because with a shoe on and object picture through can cause metal fragments to embed into foot or bone fragments to break off. On crutches and glad I went cause the throbbing and pain is crazy!!

Published: February 27

I was bitten on forearm by grown parrot at pet shop two deep holes that seem closed already however redness and slightly swollen.

Comment from: 19-24 Male Published: February 02

I fell and had a #2 Phillips-head screwdriver puncture my left hand about an inch under the little finger. It went in at least two inches (from side to center palm). Amazingly there was only a burning sensation for the first 10 minutes. An hour after there is no pain only a little tender when I move my fingers. I think it will be ok, it did not bleed a lot and I have a current tetanus vaccine.

Comment from: concerned wife, 35-44 Male Published: December 27

My husband punctured his hand, palm side at base of thumb with scissors. Bleeding stopped quickly, but he is experiencing nerve pain and a lot of swelling.

Comment from: Deepika, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 13

Toothbrush. My daughter fell with the toothbrush inside her mouth and it pierced the back of her throat. Maybe a tablespoon or more Blood came out, but stopped soon after.

Comment from: pegleg, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 31

I was accidentally in the way of a dog fight and got bit in the shin.

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