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What causes puncture wound? 6 possible conditions

Learn about the causes, complications, treatments, and prevention of cuts and puncture wounds. Read more

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Cuts and Puncture Wounds

Learn about the causes, complications, treatments, and prevention of cuts and puncture wounds.

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2

Snake Bites

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A bite from a venomous snake should always be treated as a medical emergency. Even a bite from a harmless snake can lead to an allergic reaction or infection.

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3

Animal Bite

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Learn what to do if a pet or a wild animal has bitten you.

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4

Human Bites

Human bites are common in children and should be cleaned and treated immediately to avoid infection.

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5

Marine Animal Bites or Stings

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Many marine animals bite or sting. Some animals are venomous, while others can inflict deep bites. Learn more about the risks and prevention.

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6

Sports Injuries

Learn about common injuries that occur in the major regions of the body when playing sports, including concussions, neck strain, torn rotator cuffs, tennis elbow, golfer's elbow, wrist sprains, back pain, hip injuries...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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