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A 19-year-old female asked:

I stepped on a rusty nail today. it went in my foot a little bit. just wondering if i should get it checked out. my tetanus shot is up to date.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Rusty nail: While your tetanus immunization watch out for a possible infection which presents with redness, swelling and pain. Make sure you wash the wound with soap and water and apply an antibiotic ointment to the area
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