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Hi I stepped on a rusty nail , which punctured about 1/2 and inch , I have left it for 24hrs after washing it , however it is still very painfull?
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 1 more doctor answer
Rusty nail: Have it looked at, maybe er.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have a 55 hr old rusty nail, very shallow, non festering puncture area and no booster. Should I have booster or ImG ?
R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion Or puncture wound. Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation . I would recommend TTD BOOSTER AND ORAL ABS. Augmentin if no PCN ALLERGY ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So i just stepped on a rusty nail, accidentally. Is it life threatening? Should i worry? What should I do?
I stepped on a rusty nail 4 days ago and have not had a booster shot in 20 years. What should I do?
Rusty Nail: If it has been more than 10 years since your last tetanus booster, contact your doctor to bring your immunizations up to date. A booster vaccination is also recommended if you sustain a deep, contaminated wound and more than five years have passed since the last dose, since protective antibody levels may fall after five years in some people. ...Read more
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