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Can I Only Get Tetanus If I Step On A Rusty Nail
Any wound a problem: Tetanus spores from the dirt can get into any break in your skin and potentially germinate. Over time the growing germs may elaborate the tetanus toxin and give you tetanus. The rusty nail scene is the one most talked about, but any dirty wound in a susceptable person can be a source. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: Only if enough of a sample of contamination. Anything is possible. However, it is cutomary that with minimaly dirty wounds that are cleaned well immediately every 8 years is enough. It is not the rust. It is contamination with a virus found in areas high in agriclture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just stepped on rusty nail just got a scratch but it bled I washed it with soap and got the vaccine 3-4 years ago should i get it looked at Tetanus?
Tetanus safe: If your last tetanus shot was less than 7 years ago, it is not necessary to get another booster now. Your management with washing, etc., was appropriate but it is still possible to get an infection from bacteria on the skin whenever there is a cut or puncture. Get an evaluation if the site looks red or becomes more painful. ...Read more
Yes!: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. By the way..Clean that wound out thoroughly with an antibacterial soap and water. Some folks prefer to use alcohol (it burns!), peroxide, or other "cleansing compounds" ( like povidone-iodine). ...Read more
Have it evaluated: Such injuries can potentially be dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. Have the wound properly evaluated and treated to avoid preventable complications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I stepped on a rusty nail and have not been immunized for tetanus in more than 10 years. I got a shot 44 hours after wound - how worried should I be?
I stepped on a rusty nail 3 days ago and the wound was jush shallow. I did not have any tetanus shot since i was born. Am i tetanus positive?
Have it evaluated: Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections. If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. You may need periodic debridement of you wound to remove any unhealthy tissue. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long do you have before you step on a nail or something to get a tetanus shot, what if you can't get one for a few hours after the incident ?
Varies: We encourage the injection within 24-48 hours.Good wound cleaning as soon as possible after the injury helps prevent a wound infection by any germ with or without tetanus spores that may be there. If you've had the primary series and your last booster was within 10 years, the shot is optional but a good decision because you can boost your protection for another decade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yesterday I stepped on a little nail? Probably went in less than 1/4 inch, and looks fine now. Should I get a tetanus booster?
Depends: The depth of the injury means more for the potential germs planted inside than the issue of tetanus.Cleaning the wound quickly with soap & water is the best initial action.Even a superficial scratch can allow the tetanus spores to set up in your body & cause tetanus. If you are > 5 years out from your last tetanus, or never completed the primary series, you should consider it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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