A member asked:

I cut myself w the end of a possibly soiled knife. idk how deep the wound is, tiny hole. washed w soap, added polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin). anything else i should do?

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Dr. Steven Pouls answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Tdap Booster: I would agree that you should continue to apply antibiotic ointment, and keep the puncture wound clean. IF an infection were to occur, you would begin to notice redness or your skin, warmth, selling, and tenderness usually within 48 hours of the puncture. If you do not recall when you last has a Tetanus shot/booster, you should get one of these. Tetanus shot is abbreviated as either Td or Tdap

Answered 8/31/2015



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