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Fishhook removal

  • Alternative Names

    Fishhook removal from skin

    • Keep a safe distance between you and another person who is fishing (in particular, casting).
    • Keep electrician's pliers with a wire-cutting blade and disinfecting solution in your fishing tackle box.
    • Make sure you are up to date on your tetanus immunization (vaccine). You should receive a booster shot every 10 years.


    Otten EJ, Mohler DG. Hunting and other weapons injuries. In: Auerbach PS, ed. Wilderness Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2007:chap 22.