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Palm Bay, FL
A 23-year-old female asked:

I have a black head remover set and i soaked them in alcohol wich caused two of them to get a little rusty. i grabbed the wrong one and used it on my nose for my blackheads what are my chances of getting tetnus? i wahsed my face before and after

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Negligable: While tetanus spores can exist almost anywhere they are not common contaminants of the face. It is unrelated to the rust but possible when you create any wound in the skin that would allow the spores a way in. If it has been more than 5-10 years since your last tetanus booster the event is a reminder to consider getting one at your convenience.
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