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A 18-year-old male asked:

Im 17. 9 days ago, i lightly stepped on a thumbtack cant see a puncture. never bled or got red or swollen. it doesnt look infected. but since, the bottom of my foot up to my leg has been aching and hurting. i didnt go to dr. im scared is it tetanus?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
There is no possibility of tetanus from such a wound. Anyway, you're probably immune to tetanus, assuming you had all the standard childhood vaccinations.

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