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A 28-year-old male asked:

i ran the tough mudder sat & have several scrapes and sml cuts on knees. got a tetanus shot this am, should i be okay? last booster less than 10 yrs.

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: From tetanus, anyway. Make sure you clean the "mudder" out of the cuts / scrapes and watch for increasing reddness, suggesting infection and need for antibiotic topically (and maybe orally also).
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Tetanus coverage ok: You should be ok as far as tetanus is concerned, but look out for other infections as for example your hair follicles.
Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 48 years experience
Yes: If you have booster w/;in 10 years you should be ok with tetanus shot. Keep your cuts and scrapes clean and watch for any possible skin infection.

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