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i fell at the carnival my knee scrapped the metal and somehow scratched me from inside my pants big scratch little bloody worry tetanus or other probs?

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Dr. Lisa Roazen
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Get a tetanus shot.: Most superficial abrasions and scratches can be cared for by simply washing with soap and water, applying antibiotic ointment twice a day, and keeping covered with a bandage. However, if you haven't had a tetanus shot in the last 10 years, you should get one. Tetanus bacteria lives in soil and can contaminate dirty wounds. Check your records and get vaccinated if you're not up to date.

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