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Comment from: TreetmeNikely, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I was helping my husband put up our trampoline and accidently backed into the drill he had just put down after drilling a hole into some metal conduit. I know for a fact that he has used this drill for at least 100 different uses, so goodness knows what's really on that drill bit. My wound is hot to the touch and my calf where it punctured is red, swollen and painful. Whenever I stand up it hurts much more.

Comment from: Alyssa, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 01

I was at my boyfriend's house and stepped on a piece of plastic that had two industrial size staples through it and it went about a half inch into my heel and caused the puncture wound.

Comment from: kennfoote, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: June 27

It is midnight and I went out in my yard and stepped on a rusty nail from some construction I was doing today. It went in directly and out immediately. I am a 68-year-old veteran and have care by the VA. I believe I have had all the shots VA gives. So I cleaned my feet well and made my wound bleed as much as possible. It feels a lot better now.

Comment from: Ryan, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: July 25

After stepping on a nail, I went inside, got it clean and bandaged up. Then I had a wave of heat, dizziness and exhaustion. My vision was blurred and my hearing was poor.

Comment from: Ryan, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: July 25

I was at a friend's house and stepped on a rusty nail. My shots are all up-to-date but i fear that there may be an infection. The bottom of my foot is hard and swollen so only my big toe touches the ground and around the puncture wound is slightly white and a little more swollen then the rest of my foot. Also the skin where the nail directly hit is a white-grey. I've cleaned it and put antibiotic cream on it but I'm still not sure.

Comment from: Raggedy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I have multiple puncture wounds from my cat. I felt the cat's teeth in the knuckle joint of my index finger. It bit through the flesh side of the joint. I felt its teeth hit bone twice. It bled profusely. I got my tetanus shot and had the wounds cleaned. I am on a 10-day antibiotic. I can't feel the top of my finger and it looks crooked.

Comment from: Ouch, 13-18 Male (Patient) Published: April 09

Stepping onto a rusty nail.

Comment from: Percy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I slightly step on a nail yesterday. It mostly went through the slipper that I was wearing. I got a small puncture and a little blood came out. You can barely see the puncture. The nail was in a piece of board on the ground from a house that is building.

Comment from: Marko3022, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: January 22

I was stabbed in the knee with a box cutter.

Comment from: poseidon, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

I had a very small flathead screwdriver for eyeglasses go into the inner arm about an inch after tripping over the cat. Direct pressure was applied for 10 minutes. The bleeding stopped, but the area is still sore.

Comment from: Joey, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 14

A small metal crochet hook went through the meaty part of my thumb. I was able to easily remove the hook and stop the bleeding. There was very little pain. I washed the wound with soap and water, put on ointment and bandaged it. I am now icing my hand.


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