Extracción de una astilla

Para extraer una astilla, primero se deben lavar las manos con agua y jabón. Luego, se utilizan pinzas para tomar la astilla y halarla cuidadosamente hacia afuera en el mismo ángulo en que entró. Después de que la astilla esté afuera, se lava el área con agua y jabón, se seca dando palmaditas suaves y se aplica un ungüento antibiótico. Se debe buscar atención médica si hay infección o inflamación o si la astilla está incrustada muy profundamente.

Extracción de una astilla

Revision

Last reviewed 2/12/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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