Puncture Wounds

Puncture Wounds
This type of wound is usually caused by a nail, thorn, splinter or similarly sharp-pointed object. Although the
wound may appear insignificant, deeper structures may be injured, or infection may be implanted. Damage to
important organs, or large blood vessels, requires allopathic treatment.
Watch for tetanus. The typical case of tetanus occurs from a sharp but dirty object that punctures the skin and
penetrates a short distance, with the wound closing over when the sharp object is withdrawn. The incubation period
for tetanus (the time taken for any implanted tetanus infection to produce enough toxin to affect the spinal cord)
may be anywhere from two to thirty days; the average is about ten. The longer the period of incubation, the milder
the disease. After any untreated deep puncture wounds, tetanus should always be suspected if the patient complains
of cramping, especially in the face or bowel. The following remedies can be used on puncture wounds while
allopathic advice is being immediately sought.
General treatment externally.
Ledum tincture, 1 in 10 dilution.
General treatment internally.
Ledum 6c, every 3-4 hours for a few days.
If the wound is painful, and there are shooting pains.
Hypericum 6c, every 3-4 hours, each time pain returns.

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