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Newark, NJ
A 25-year-old female asked:

I stepped on a rusty nail outside tonight, i dont think it broke the skin b/c it didnt bleed at all. the area on my foot that i stepped on the nail is red, and i can see a small mark. ive had a tetanus shot in the last 10 yrs, is that adequate?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Zero risk for tetanus for such a wound. Nothing to worry about.
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Last updated Sep 29, 2021

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