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Can Clean Nail Cause Tetanus
Usually not: Tetanus comes from dirty wounds. If the nail went through an old sneaker into your foot then you may get some other nasty bacteria. If you have had 3 doses of the dtap vaccine, the tdap vaccine or the tetanus shot recently (past 10 years) then no chance of tetanus. If the wound or cut has dirt in it then you need another tetanus shot if it has been more than 5 years since your last shot. ...Read more
Am i still able to get tetanus if i got a small cut by a clean looking nail outside and my last tetanus shot was 4-5 years ago?
Highly unlikely: Fortunately tetanus is a very rare disease and esp. Rare in those who have been vaccinated. If you were vaccinated within the past 10 years there is no need to get a booster. I would like to say there is no chance of you getting tetanus but can't- there are very rare cases in those who have been vaccinated, but they tend to be less serious. See http://www.Vaclib.Org/basic/health/boostershots.Htm. ...Read more
I stepped on a nail and have a puncture wound.. Tetanus is good and i cleaned it. Any way to speed healing? I am training for a physical event...
Punctured wound: Development of an infection is greatest concern and will depend on how deep the nail got. If shallow, rate of infection should be almost minimal. If deep, surface cleaning make not be enough to prevent bacterial infection. Close observation of the wound for redness, pain and tenderness is prudent and if present later, have your physician prescribe antibiotics. If there is pus, have md do a culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a puncture wound from a rusty nail and can't remember when my last tetanus shot was. It has been very well cleaned. Advice?
I got a little cut on a rusty nail on my hand.it bled a little.I cleaned it immediately.What are the chances of tetanus?what should I watch for?
Review your shots: Tetanus is a germ that exists all around us.It's spores spread the germs and can enter any break in the skin.The germ spores enter the wound and fester into an infection.Over time the germs begin to make a neurotoxin that enters the blood and causes the symptoms of tetanus.If you have had a booster shot within 10 yrs you are not at risk.If you wait until symptoms start, there is a risk of death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Cut thumb on nail in floorboard this afternoon. Doesn't seem deep but bled is clean put neosporin on. Haven't had tetanus shot in >10. Need one tmw?
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