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How do I give first aid for a puncture wound?

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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