A 47-year-old male asked:
Galvanized nail puncture to leg to the bone , swelling and pain up leg to my knee. what antibiotics do i need?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
ER: I recommend going to the hospital emergency room now for treatment and a tetanus booster may be advisable for such a puncture wound. Don't let an infection go untreated tonight.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
3.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 29, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.