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Antwerp, NY
A 32-year-old female asked:

I stepped on an old nail 2 days ago and it punctured my foot now the top of my foot is red and swollen and sore. idklast tetanus shot. is it too late?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kahn
45 years experience
See a podiatrist : You need to be seen immidately. In addition to needing a tetanus booster you need to be treated for a probable infection, should have an x-ray and may require surgery to clean the wound.
Dr. James Bottiggi
48 years experience
No: needs tetanus but also evaluation to check for cellulitis/infection or even if bones are involved

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