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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
Pediatrics 41 years experience
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.

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Last updated May 3, 2015

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