Doctor insights on:
Cut On Can Tetanus
How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut
Depends: How deep is the cut? If deep, bandage/cushion it to protect from further injury and infection until it heals. Keep your finger clean and try some aquaphor or neosporin to protect/keep moist. Best of luck. ...Read more
Maybe,maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure.If you had a booster within 10 years & cleaned up the wound after receiving it, you are likely immune.If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eh?: You mean heal it? Cover with neosporin. ...Read more
Can hiv/hcv transmit if small bleeding cut on me? I work at restraunt&often get cuts on fingers. Scared co worker's blood got on my small cut?
Yes: It is possible. Please ensure that there is good wound care. Tetanus updates should be done every ten years. So if it has been more than 10 years since your last tetanus shot or you don't know - get another shot. For particularly dirty wounds it is sometimes recommended that you have a tetanus shot at the five year mark. ...Read more
Open cut somewhat skin was red. I stepped on rusty steps do I have to worry about tetanus? Or split skin open cut with red inside hurts bad
Yes and No: Yes... one can get a Tdap shot if the person is an adult and hasn't gotten a Td or Tdap shot in the last 10 years, regardless of the current incident. No... if the person's tetanus shot within the past 10 years was Td or Tdap, there is no special worry about tetanus in such scenarios. ...Read more
I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?
Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot after a cut?
- Rusty nail cut tetanus
- Tetanus from cut
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- When to get tetanus shot after cut
- Should i get a tetanus shot for a cut
- When to get a tetanus shot after cut
- How deep does a cut have to be to get tetanus?
- Talk to a infectious disease specialist online