A 19-year-old female asked:
what happens if an infected wound is left untreated and won't go away? what if you have had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Oscar Novick answered
57 years experience Pediatrics
Infected wound: The germs from an infected would can enter into the blood stream and can seed various organ systems such as brain, heart, liver , kidneys, etc. Your tetanus shot is good for ten years but wont protect you from organisms like strep and staph. Dont be foolish and seek help.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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