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best antibiotic for wound from rusty nail?

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Dr. Charles Kattuah
22 years experience Dentistry
Neosporin and see MD: Clean the wound with soap/water and place neosporin on it. Then go see a doc to make sure you are current on your tetanus vaccine. If not then get one fast.
Answered on Aug 29, 2013
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
See MD asap,: Need tetanus shot, so seed md asap, in mean time clean with hibiclens(otc) soaks for 10-15 minutes/day. Culture will determine best antibiotic to use, most would start a broad coverage against staph like doxycycline.
Answered on Nov 28, 2018
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Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
It depends: It depends on the size and depth of the wound. For minor superficial abrasions you may not need any. Some may require an oral antibiotic. For deeper wounds involving the bone you may need IV antibiotics.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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