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puncture wound tetanus

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep e ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Dought it: Your tetanus shot recently should cover you unless you desire a "wound booster" the bush would be unlikely to carry tetanus bugs.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on situation: If you have not had a booster within the last 10 yrs, you should consider one after any wound that might allow tetanus spores ( that are in the dust o ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Sexton
38 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Yes: Call your doctor and see if you are up to date on tetanus. If so, shot not needed. If not up to date then you should get the shot.
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Nope: Go ahead and get one, it is not too late
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Unlikely to happen: The vaccine is good protection for simple wounds for up to 10 years. It will not protect you from the other germs in the wound so proper care of the w ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
It is possible: Especially if it was dirty, old ; rusty. Is your tetanus status up to date?
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marshall Seligmann
13 years experience in Pediatrics
Animal Injuries: Puncture wounds from cats are potentially dangerous due to the potential for bacterial infections. In addition to tetanus, there are other wound infe ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Wolfe
57 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: While the anecdotal time frame is to get a tetanus immunization every 10 years there is no accurate telling that your immunization is still effective. ... Read More
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