A deep-but-minor-looking wound can be treated with first aid as long as the bleeding stops within a few minutes of pressure. Once bleeding has stopped, clean the area and apply an antibiotic ointment and a bandage. Change the dressing daily and monitor for signs of infection. If the bleeding does not stop within a few minutes, seek emergency treatment.
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Burke Lennihan RN CCH, Alternative & Complementary Medicine, answered
Natural remedy Ledum 30c in addition to conventional treatment – great for puncture wounds, and it will aid healing from the inside out.
Hypericum 30c is my backup remedy if the puncture wound is in a nerve-rich area (fingertip, lip, etc.)
Use instead of Calendula 30c which I almost always use when the skin is broken (cuts, incisions etc). But Calendula heals the surface wound so quickly that in the case of a puncture wound, infection can be trapped under the surface.
Directions: Be sure to get Ledum 30c and Hypericum 30c from any natural food store to have on hand in case of puncture wounds. Dissolve 2 pellets in the mouth as a single dose. Repeat two to four times a day depending on how severe the symptoms are.
For more complete information on natural remedies for first aid, please see my book, A Healer In Every Home.
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