TREATMENT OF INJURIES THAT CAN OCCUR WHEN USING A TEXTILE CLEANING GUN

WARNING: THIS IS A PUNCTURE WOUND

THERE ARE THREE CONSIDERATIONS IN THE TREATMENT OF THIS TYPE OF WOUND, AND THEY ARE:

(1) THIS IS A PUNCTURE WOUND AND CARE MUST BE EXERCISED TO PREVENT INFECTION. THE WOUND MUST BE CLEANED AND CONSIDERATION GIVEN TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF ANTIBIOTICS AND TETANUS PROPHYLA

(2) THE INJECTED MATERIAL CAUSED TISSUE DAMAGE AND DISTENSION WITH POSSIBLE VESSEL COMPRESSION RESULTING IN EDEMA. SURGICAL RELIEF OF INTERNAL PRESSURE AND DRAINAGE MUST BE CONSIDERED.

(3) CHEMICAL IRRITATION OF TISSUE AND INFLAMMATION MAY RESULT. ALSO POSSIBLE IS TOXIC OR ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

THE EARLY STAGE OF THIS TYPE OF INJURY MAY BE TRIVIAL WITH LITTLE OR NO PAIN OR DISCOMFORT. HOWEVER IF THERE IS AN ACTUAL PUNCTURE WOUND AND INJECTION SEVERE PAIN, SWELLING AND INFLAMMATION CAN OCCUR WITHIN 2-4 HOURS.

IT MUST BE NOTED THAT CONTACT WITH THE SPRAYED MATERIAL MAY NOT HAVE CAUSED A PUNCTURE ALTHOUGH THERE IS AN INITIAL, STINGING THE AREA SHOULD BE EXAMINED FOR AN ACTUAL PUNCTURE AND OBSERVED FOR THE 2-4 HOUR PERIOD. IF PAIN OR SWELLING OCCUR, IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION IS REQUIRED.