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I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding

I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding

Months ago?: While there are cases of late occurring tetanus, it's uncommon. I would have expected a problem to develop long before now. But you do need a tetanus shot to keep your immunization status current. ...Read more

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I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding. Wouldn't I have symptoms I'm scared already of tetanus if I was going to get it

I hit my head a few months back on a nail sticking out in my attic. I'm 24 got my tetanus shot at 12 should I be worried? I don't remember bleeding. Wouldn't I have symptoms I'm scared already of tetanus if I was going to get it

Don't worry: No need to worry that the injury caused tetanus at this point,
You are, however, overdue for a booster so please see your doctor for one now. Be sure o catch up on all your vaccines.
Tetanus is not likely to result from clean nail in an attic. ...Read more

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Got poked by a nail on my thigh did not bleed but did break the skin had little bit of water come out though?

Got poked by a nail on my thigh did not bleed but did break the skin had little bit of water come out though?

Laceration: Wash it with hydrogen peroxide, apply double or triple antibiotic ointment and a band aid. When was your last tetanus shot. If you have not had a tetanus shot in the past 10 years go to your doctor or the emergency room to get one. If a person had a severe laceration with a rusty metal they would need a tetanus shot after 5 years. If you see any redness spreading in the next few days see your md. ...Read more

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I stepped on a nail (not rusty) and it barely punctured the skin enough to bleed very little. I had a tdap shot a year ago what should I do?

I stepped on a nail (not rusty) and it barely punctured the skin enough to bleed very little. I had a tdap shot a year ago what should I do?

Shoes?: We're you wearing shoes? If you were you should see your dr as the glue in shoes carries a bacteria called pseudomonas and can cause a nasty infection and with a wound should be treated ...Read more

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My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

My fingernails and skin all around hurt really bad after getting acrylic nails at the salon. The guy filed and buffed way too hard causing pain and bleeding. What should I do? I don't think it'll just go away.

Doctor can check...: A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine the fingers if a person is worried about how much of the skin got sanded away. Most likely, the skin will heal up back to normal (maybe with some color changes that should normalize over time), because if the sanding was really deep, the person would have screamed and pulled her hand away. Neosporin may help skin healing. ...Read more

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3 days ago, I accidentally cut part of my fingernail, exposing skin. Bit red, no bleeding or pain. Do I need to keep covered until nail grows back?

3 days ago, I accidentally cut part of my fingernail, exposing skin. Bit red, no bleeding or pain. Do I need to keep covered until nail grows back?

To prevent trauma: If three days, body makes a protective cover for a small wound. You may keep a band-aid on to avoid trauma to the wound.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I've a bleeding toe due to nail implantation in skin, the nail was properly cut now, what can I use to stop the bleeding from toe? (bleeding for a month

I've a bleeding toe due to nail implantation in skin, the nail was properly cut now, what can I use to stop the bleeding from toe? (bleeding for a month

See apodiatrist: You need to have the toe checked. If the nail was removed this should heal quickly if still bleeding you may have an infection or there still may be a piece of nail in the skin. ...Read more

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One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

One 1in clean straight line laceration below skin on palm by nail; 3 days old not healing or bleeding; slight soreness. Heal on its own?

Laceration: At this point it is too late to repair the laceration due to increased chance of infection, so it is going to have to heal from the bottom up. Worrisome signs would be pus, redness and drainage. It will be sore for a while and will slowly heal, but it will. ...Read more

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A pair of sunglasses fell off head in urine then someone with bleeding hand put them on bench 2 days ago for me I gave them quick wipe with soap. Hiv?

A pair of sunglasses fell off head in urine then someone with bleeding hand put them on bench 2 days ago for me I gave them quick wipe with soap. Hiv?

HIV is Hard to Get: Absolutely not. Hiv does not survive outside of the body. It does not survive in air or in blood exposed to air. Urine is also sterile. This is a bit of a bizarre question. Do not worry one more minute about this. ...Read more

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My baby got a huge bloody nose, a lady gave tissues&helped, then I saw she has fresh blood on her nail, if it's her blood, any HIV risk to my baby since my baby and the lady were both actively bleeding.

My baby got a huge bloody nose, a lady gave tissues&helped, then I saw she has fresh blood on her nail, if it's her blood, any HIV risk to my baby since my baby and the lady were both actively bleeding.

Unlikely: The statistical probability is staggeringly low, worry about your child being struck by a meteor instead. The blood on her nail my have been from trying to help your baby. ...Read more

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Baby stuck finger deep in my nose and her nail cut inside. It caused a lot of bleeding, stopped shortly after. Alcohol and Neosporin. Risk of sepsis?

Baby stuck finger deep in my nose and her nail cut inside. It caused a lot of bleeding, stopped shortly after. Alcohol and Neosporin. Risk of sepsis?

Mucosal injury: The inside of your nose is lined with many small blood vessels that carry infection fighting white blood cells making it very hard to get infected in this area. You should be fine. ...Read more

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I went to a hair salon today. The hairdresser cut his hand while styling my hair. He was bleeding while working on me. Is this a health risk for me?

I went to a hair salon today. The hairdresser cut his hand while styling my hair. He was bleeding while working on me. Is this a health risk for me?

Risk with cut.: Did he put a Bandage over the cut? How do you know he cut himself? I'm bothered by this whole episode, but if he stopped to wash his hand then returned with a bandage over the cut I'd think you'd have no worries. ...Read more

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Skin is inflammatory type and there for since 7-8 years, and is very itching type and is bleeding seasonally, it occurs in leg and hand parts?

Skin is inflammatory type and there for since 7-8 years, and is very itching type and is bleeding seasonally, it occurs in leg and hand parts?

You may have: Eczema. That would be my bet. Try Hydrocortisone cream. A more potent topical steroid, such as clove Taxol (paclitaxel) may be more helpful but I would see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend has HIV and a round cut on his palm not bleeding, but red skin exposed. We cook and wash dishes etc. I have small cuts on hand. Do I get hiv?

My friend has HIV and a round cut on his palm not bleeding, but red skin exposed. We cook and wash dishes etc. I have small cuts on hand. Do I get hiv?

No: The risk is virtually zero in those circumstances. That is especially true if your friend is on appropriate meds for his hiv. ...Read more

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Boy cut his hand n bleeding. Saked his hand due to pain n unfortunately some of his blood flew to my face, eyes and mouth. Is this HIV risk help me?

Boy cut his hand n bleeding. Saked his hand due to pain n unfortunately some of his blood flew to my face, eyes and mouth. Is this HIV risk help me?

Eye contact: Eye contact could be a route for infection. Likelihood is hard to say. Did you flush the eyes after the contact with your eyes? ...Read more

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Can a oral mucocele be a sign of hiv? 2 weeks ago I shook hands with a lady and I had a small cut on my hand from a couple days before. It was still bleeding a little. Do not know if she had any cuts. Yesterday I found a oral mucocele on my inner lip. I

Can a oral mucocele be a sign of hiv? 2 weeks ago I shook hands with a lady and I had a small cut on my hand from a couple days before. It was still bleeding a little. Do not know if she had any cuts. Yesterday I found a oral mucocele on my inner lip. I

Unlikely: Typically mucoceles associated with a blocked minor salivary duct typically from some type of traumatic or chemical injury to the tissue in the oral cavity. This blockage allows an accumulation of salivary fluid that normally would be placed into the mouth to collect in the tissue instead. If it persists, I would have it examined by your dentist to be sure. ...Read more

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I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

I have acne, sometimes I stand on my hand and I do the pushup someday when I was standing on my hands my face start bleeding that can cause acne scar?

No: Increased blood supply tothe head due tomveniusnconfestion is causing the bleeding from existing lesions. This does not cause acne. ...Read more

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Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Curious as to what would cause: brain fog, hand tremor, eye twitch, joint pain, acid reflux, lightly bleeding gums, anxiety and impending doom?

Too many symptoms: A symptom diary is helpful in such cases. One can write down the symptoms that happen each day, along with the activities that day, the foods eaten (including drinks), and medications taken. Write on a big calendar. Include whether or not the medications help the symptoms. Then a doctor can START with the most bothersome symptoms, as multiple symptoms usually means several visits to the doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible if you push down on the skin under your nail can you make it bleed I used my nail and pushed on the skin now it looks like blood under?

Is it possible if you push down on the skin under your nail can you make it bleed I used my nail and pushed on the skin now it looks like blood under?

Yes: Yes, that is possible. You likely have a hematoma underneath the nail now. No worries as it will absorb with time and go away. ...Read more

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I tend to bite the skin around my nails to the point they bleed a little. Not deep. Should I be worried about getting sepsis?

I tend to bite the skin around my nails to the point they bleed a little. Not deep. Should I be worried about getting sepsis?

Yes: It is a bad tick. Must use ur will power and stop. Your mouth has many dangerous bacteria. May use gloves or bitter tasting lotion on ur hands to break the habit. ...Read more

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I suffer bi polar & I'm going through stage were I'm biting my skin on fingers & my nails and picking till they bleed can you help what cream?

I suffer bi polar & I'm going through stage were I'm biting my skin on fingers & my nails and picking till they bleed can you help what cream?

Need anxiety treatme: Creams are not the answer. It sounds like your anxiety is not being adequately addressed. See your treating doctor to look at your medication regimen to see if your bipolar symptoms are being contained. ...Read more

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5 yr old son has had 4/5 tetanus shots. He stepped on a pretty rusted nail and made him bleed. Do I need to take him in, or just keep an eye on it?

5 yr old son has had 4/5 tetanus shots. He stepped on a pretty rusted nail and made him bleed. Do I need to take him in, or just keep an eye on it?

Wound: If his last dose of Dtap was after his 4th birth day, he is protected but if he did not receive his pre K garden booster you should take him to his pediatrician ASAP. Also keep that wound clean. ...Read more