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A 31-year-old female asked:

I was cleaning my goldfishes tank today when my hand got a cut from a part of the glass. it peeled a few layers of skin and bled for a couple of minutes. i had my last tetanus shot 10 years ago, should i get one, as it is is recommended to stay home?

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Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Yes and antibiotics : You really should have a tetanus vaccination every 10 years. And fish can harbor nasty infections like vibrio species. So get someone to prescribe you doxycycline and Ceftazidime OR a fluoroquinolone
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