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  • How to treat wounds caused by bullets and knives?
    By Health Blog on August 20, 2009 | No Comments  Comments

    The wounds that are caused due to the bullets and knives will generally be very hard and difficult to bear the pain also. Deep bullet or knife wounds run risk of dangerous infection. This needs an emergent antibiotic in-order to stop the infection. Preferable are penicillin, ampicillin. If the person is not given the tetanus vaccine in his childhood then he should be given an injection of tetanus. Any kind of serious damage to the body occurs then it is advisable to consult a doctor immediately.

    When bullet wounds occur on arms or legs then if the wound is bleeding a lot then control the bleeding by tying with a cloth. If the bleeding is not so serious then let the wound bleed for a short while so that it will clean out. Wash the wound with boiled water and soap and apply bandage on it. Give the antibiotics then. If we get any doubt of broken bone then we should consult the doctor immediately otherwise the wound will become more severe. If the injure is serious then the person is kept completely still.

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    If the wounds happens deep into the chest then its very dangerous and if the wound reaches the lungs and the air is being sucked though the holes when the person breathes, cover the wound at once so that no more air enters. Give antibiotics and painkillers if the pain is more.

    If the wounds occur in abdomen then seek the medical help immediately. Meantime cover the wound with bandage. Close the guts with the salt water or boiled water. Don’t push him in the back and make sure that the cloth is wet.

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