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Stepped on an old tack. Barely punctured foot. Do I need booster?

Stepped on an old tack. Barely punctured foot. Do I need booster?

Yes: If your tetanus booster is around 10 years or older, you need another one anyways. If 5 years or older, you should get at least immunoglobulin for tetanus. It's better to be safe than sorry. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I stepped on metal today punctured skin. able to stop bleeding. my foot is throbbing. been 12 years since last booster. Do i need a tetanus shot?

I stepped on metal today punctured skin. able to stop bleeding. my foot is throbbing. been 12 years since last booster. Do i need a tetanus shot?

Tetanus: If you get a severe cut or puncture wound and it has been more than 5 years since your last tetanus shot you should get a booster shot. Otherwise it is recommended that you have a booster shot in 10 years after the last shot. ...Read more

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Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin. Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster. Risk?

Pinprick puncture wound to foot outside with rusty safety pin.  Immediately followed by ER trip and tetanus booster.  Risk?

Minimal: Unless the safety pin was likely to have been fecally contaminated and have large numbers of clostridium tetani inoculated, the tetanus booster should provide adequate antibody protection. ...Read more

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If i got new hand needles today and accident stabbed my foot do I need to go to the doctor and get a tatanus booster?

If i got new hand needles today and accident stabbed my foot do I need to go to the doctor and get a tatanus booster?

Possibly.: I am not aware of what a "hand needle" is. Assuming that it is not anything that has been contaminated with another person's tissue or is fairly clean, it is unlikely that you will get tetanus from this injury. However if your last tetnus shot was more than 5 to 10 years, it is recommended that you get a new one. ...Read more

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Circulation booster for feet and legs, do they work?

Circulation booster for feet and legs, do they work?

Exercise: Walking or other forms of exercise for feet/legs will help circulation. There are various medication which can help as well as natural foods. If there is an abnormal blockage of a blood vessel this can be addressed. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a 55 hr old rusty nail, very shallow, non festering puncture area and no booster. Should I have booster or ImG ?

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 (amoxicillin and clavulanate) if no PCN ALLERGY ...Read more

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I stepped on an old earring that went halfway through my foot. There's a little red dot where it went through. Will I be okay?

I stepped on an old earring that went halfway through my foot. There's a little red dot where it went through. Will I be okay?

Puncture wound: Puncture wounds are high risk for infection. Try soaking the area in warm soapy water for a few days and then dry keep area very clean and dry and see how you do. ...Read more

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I stepped on a sewing needle about 5 days ago & had a tentinus shot recently but my foot is stiff and my last 3 toes will barely move. Is this normal?

I stepped on a sewing needle about 5 days ago & had a tentinus shot recently but my foot is stiff and my last 3 toes will barely move. Is this normal?

Foreign body: Did a doctor remove the needle that you stepped on? There could be a part of the needle still in your foot. Make sure you are seen ASAP to remove any part of it that's still in your foot. Also you should be on a broad spectrum antibiotic. If you don't have a doctor, go to an ER. ...Read more

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