Man treats gun wound with ointment
A man from Alaska is expected to make a full recovery after initially treating a gunshot wound to the head for five days with an antibiotic ointment.
Alaska police say the gun went off as James Doppler, 43, was handling it last weekend. Police say his girlfriend urged him to go the hospital but he refused, believing at the time he didn't need outside help to tend the wound.
However, in the following days, troopers say he began experiencing symptoms associated with a head wound. A spokeswoman said it was a "serious, but non-life threatening" wound.
The symptoms prompted him to seek treatment on Thursday at hospital.
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