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A 33-year-old male asked:

A boy bit my 7 year old son. there was no blood but it is quite sore and bruised. my son's last dpt injection was at 18 months, do i need to get him an anti tetanus injection?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Vaccinate: He should receive a booster at the age 4-5 years and he is due per AAP guidelines. Keep the skin clean and dry, apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment three times daily to the wound. If there are any signs of infection such as pus, drainage and increasing redness, please see your Pediatrician.
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