A 33-year-old female asked:
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pregnant. small cut under my fingernail. washed a coffee press with some rust on it. any risk for tetanus? last tdap vaccine was 6/7 years ago.

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Dr. Rajesh Kumar
47 years experience Pediatrics
No danger of tetanus: Wash the cut with soap and water thoroughly. Tdap shd cover u from minor wounds for 10 years. Risk for tetanus is negligible. Use neosporin ointment and bandaid and it shd suffice. If still worried show ur wound to a doctor or visit urgent care.
Answered on Dec 18, 2015

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