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Cut on my foot quickly turned black What should I do

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Podiatry 29 years experience
Black: Not sure why it "quickly turned black"? Could be dry blood. Go to the emergency room and have someone look at it.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
See a doctor: If the blackness is not just a healing scab over the cut you need to see a doctor asap or go to the er. This could be the beginning of severe infecti... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natalie Geary
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of w... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig Lum
General Surgery 25 years experience
Cut foot: I would listen to the recommendation of the doctor or surgeon who operated on you. He treated you, he should have the final say on whether you move yo... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
No tetanus: Your sore throat is not related to your cut foot. See your doctor for a throat culture to rile out a strep yhroat.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Needs in person: Best would be to see your pediatrician if not established with adult medicine. You will need probably a tetanus booster and to rule out an active infe... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Go back for follow : Up. All you state is they popped a blister, this would not involve anything put puncturing the roof of the blister which would not cause any residual ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Cut: Without your medical history i would have to assume you may be diabetic or have poor circulation. Your treating physician can answer that best
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
DTaP vaccine: The significance of your question lies more on your immunity to tetanus. Most children (and i would have hoped to say all if some parents do not refus... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Wound: You should see a doc or a wound nurse. Make sure you have has a tetanus shot within 10 years.

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