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A 25-year-old female asked:

My last tetanus shot was probably 10 years ago or so. i do need to get a booster but time has already passed 4 days. i cut myself with a very clean kitchen knife it bled and then i washed some strawberries that had some soil on them. can i get tetanu?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Tetanus: Probably not. Make sure the wound is kept clean, antibacterial ointment applied and a clean bandage is kept over the cut. Try not to get it wet so that it will heal more quickly. Tetanus is found mostly on rusty metal and soil contaminated by such.

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Last updated Dec 18, 2020

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