A 50-year-old member asked:
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do you think i'll need to get a tetanus booster if i swallowed something with rust on it?

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: on what you swallowed. Was it sharp? dirty? in soil? old? metal? Most things with rust on them should not be swallowed. If you have not had a recent tetanus booster, I recommend you get one.
Answered on May 3, 2015

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