Home Health First Aid How to take care of a nail wound in your foot!

How to take care of a nail wound in your foot!

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Written by Natalie Mullins   

Stepping on a rusty nail is something that can be really scary. My older sister did that exact thing one day when we were playing outside and it scared us to death. Luckily we have very smart parenst and they knew what to do. Aiding a wound that happened by a rusty nail is something that takes a lot of work, but it can be done. Taking proper care of the wound is a great way to skip a visit to the doctor and be up and running once again!


In order to care for this kind of wound, you are going to need to get a couple of things or have someone get them for you. You will need some antibacterial soap, some running warm water, antibiotic ointment, a pair of socks, band aids, and a pillow.


In order to clean this kind of wound, you are going to need to place your foot in to the warm water and let the water continue running. Take the antibacterial soap and later it in your hands very well. Take the lather and place it on your foot while continuing to later the soap. Doing this help to get all the rust and bacteria out of the wound.


Take a nice clean towel and dry the foot and wounded area off. Rub some of the antibiotic ointment onto the wounded area and rest the foot on a pillow. You may want to cover the pillow with a blanket as it the wound may continue to bleed for a while. Rest your foot for thirty minutes.


After the rest of the foot, apply more antibiotic ointment and put a band aid on your foot. You will want to cover the foot with a sock so that all bacteria is kept out. Make sure not put any pressure on the wounded foot for a couple of days as that will help to heal the wound quicker!

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carmen357 said:

Woowoow great article! I myself step on a nail and my foot turn black because I was not attended correctly. Thanks for the great info!
August 17, 2010
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