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Nail Scratch No Blood Tetnus
Hanger rubbed my arm made it a little red light rust on it no on arm no tetnus shot worry or no no blood ?
Very low risk: but if any brake in skin clostridium tetani bacteria can get in and cause tetanus,, it can reside in rust easier but is everywhere in manure/south rich soil ; if never had 3 vaccines of Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis vaccine, more at risk so good to get it , your case is so low risk [no break in skin?] but asap should get Tdap vaccine [all 3 best since pertussis vaccines weakens too after 10 years ] ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red thats hurts in between toe worry about tetanus ?
I doubt it ...: but maybe there are a few too many uncommon events for comfort: open skin, rusty spots, etc. The signs and symptoms of tetanus (lock jaw) are not pain where it entered but muscle spasms, jaw cramping, trouble swallowing etc. But I think a prompt doctor visit is warranted in any case for a brief exam and updating your tetanus vaccine at a minimum. Call today/now. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My 8wko domesticated pup playfully nipped my arm/tooth pierced skin but no blood or severe wound (not even there) 2yng for shots. Rabies? Infection?
Puppies: Your puppy is being a puppy. I see no need to be so worried or panicked. ...Read more
Very darkly discolored finger nail from puncture wound between nail & cuticle. Will i lose nail? How to protect finger tip til nail regrows?
Nail bruising: After trauma to nail, it one can get a pooling of blood under the nail (subungual hematoma) which gives the nail a purple/maroon discoloration. If injury is recent and there is pain, please see dermatologist right away. It may be necessary to drain the blood from under nail. Whether nail will be lost depends on how much trauma and how much blood presses on junction between nail plate and bed. ...Read more
I was lightly bitten and scratched by a stray cat. The scratch drew a little blood. Bite didn't break skin. I had tetanus shot this year. Worry?
7 yrs.Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now i scratch my self on rusty gate no blood . No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?
Yes: Tetanus vaccines provide at least 10 years of immunity. But, if you have a 'dirty' wound involving rusty items or soil you should consider getting a booster shot if its been longer than 5 years. Ask your doctor to look at your wound to help you decide about your need for a booster. ...Read more
Risk of hiv-hcv-hbv transmission by stripper scratching my back with nails (little blood came out)? Concern for her scratching other men-"dirty" nails
HIV HCV HBV: The risk is low but it is not zero. This would be considered risky behavior and is not recommended. ...Read more
Cat nail pricked scrotum w/ sleeping on lap. Tiny bleed 5-10min. Slight bump around prick/point Clean w Alc/Hyd Pero? Cat nail higher infection risk?
Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?
The cat would be: dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days,assuming it was rabid,you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more
Poked by thumbtack at work, squeezed blood out&immediately applied iodine tincture bp, no rust on thumbtack, havent had tetanus shot, risk of tetanus?
A wound is a wound: Tetanus is possible when any cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. Even if low risk it serves as a reminder to update your protection.If >10 yrs get the shot ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.
Rabies: Rabies is extremely rare nowdays in the us, especially as a result of dog bites. If there was any risk of rabies, it would be from street dogs, but it doesn't sound like your puppy is a street dog. Also, rabbit dogs would normally be expected to act accordingly. Your case doesn't allude to that. I'd not worry about rabies, but would definitely watch the wound as it is prone to infection. ...Read more
Big red scratch after contact with rusty nail should I be fine no tetanus shot has been a day? No bloody hand or nothing but a little worried
Preventing tetanus: Well tetanus can arise from almost any wound, although most commonly those are the deep, penetrating wounds from stepping on a nail, not just a superficial scratch. That said however, you want to be updated on tetanus vaccine. Tetanus can actually be fatal in about 10 to 15% of cases. For a superficial scratch, hopefully you washed it out good so any tetanus spores were removed. Check vaccine out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had infections at nailbed & ingrown nail. saw podiatrist for ingrown nail 6 mth ago nail now yellow & broken. Will it grow out? Can I use fake nail?
Nail regrowth: As long as the nailbed has not been damaged or removed, nails should regrow with time (lots of time). Sometimes the new growth is characterized by discoloration or distortion, and this is usually permanent. Occlusion of the exposed nailbed with artificial nails and chemicals may further damage the nailbed and inhibit any new growth that might occur. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dog touch my leg his nails and my pants scratch but no blood and scratch came out leg and last month complete course of rabies vaccine? need help?
No issue: If you are up to date with rabies vaccine and the dog did not bite you then there is nothing to worry about. I believe you are saying that a dog scratched your leg and in the process tore your pants but did not puncture your skin. If that is the case there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Can i get tetanus from deep puncture of indoor cat scratch. Got tetanus shot right after the scratch but still worried. Wound did bleed a lot.
A dog scratched my hand with his teeth but no apparent damage on skin just a scratch. Dog got vaccinated recently. What to do?
Tiny scratch from outdoor furniture. small break to skin, Washed, antibiotic ointment, bandaid. Last tetanus 6/2011 (5 yrs) do I need a booster?
Got stray cat scratch on foot it bled. Cleaned with piodine alcohol pad got tetnus inj also. No swelling or anything do I need anymore treatment or dr?
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