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A 18-year-old male asked:

Had a puncture on the bottom of my middle finger on right hand. was done by a metal ring thing. with only slight rust but it has been painted or something so no rust went it. had tetanus booster 1-2 years ago. thoughts on if i should see doc?

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Dr. David Ellis
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Your tetanus coverage is good. Watch the wound on your hand and if you have pain, or redness or swelling, go to an urgent care doc for a look. Also may need an X-ray to make sure you do not have metal in the soft tissue of your hand.

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