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Fishhook Removal

Fishhook Removal | Preparation & Expectations | Home Care and Complications

What happens later at home?

The person may be give antibiotics to help prevent infection. He or she will receive instructions to watch for signs of infection. These signs include redness, swelling, drainage from the wound, pain, and fever.

What are the potential complications after the procedure?

Infection is the main complication following a fishhook removal. Deep fishhook injuries to the palm of the hand or fingers are most prone to infection.

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Fishhook Removal: Preparation & Expectations


Author: Gail Hendrickson, RN, BS
Reviewer: Vincent J. Toups, MD
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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