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Any deep wounds should be left open to heal. Wounds that are not closed properly can easily become infected. Rough, messy wounds and puncture wounds in particular should be cleaned twice a day with boiled water and kept open, or re‑opened, so they will heal from the inside.
If you are not sure whether closing a wound is a good idea, it probably is not.
Never close animal bites, puncture wounds, or rough, messy wounds.
Clean animal bites very well with soap and water for 15 minutes or more. Animal bites are likely to get infected, so give antibiotics.For dog, monkey, bat and raccoon
bites, get a rabies vaccination and
Follow the directions to stop bleeding with direct pressure—both where the bullet entered and where it exited. If there is no exit wound, the bullet will have to be removed. Get medical help.
For a bullet in the head, get help. On the way, raise the head a little with folded blankets or pillows. Cover the wound with a clean bandage.
Gunshot wounds are likely to become infected. Get medical help if possible, even before any signs of infection appear.
|If there is any chance that the bullet hit a bone, the bone may be cracked or broken through. Splint the limb and do not use it for several weeks. See about broken bones.|
|Step 1:||Step 2:||Step 3:|
|Push the hook through the skin so it
pokes out the other side like this:
|Cut off the barb or the shank.||Pull the rest of the hook out.|