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Stepped Rusty Nail
Stepped on rusty nail on may 22nd and got a tetna shot well i poked around the area and green pus came out do i have to be worried?
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
Stepped on rusty nail on my deck. It punctured my foot it hasnt been above freezing temps for months. Also already on antibiotics for acne.What to do?
Tetanus booster: And wash it and keep it clean and covered. ...Read more
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My son stepped in a rusty nail, we managed to pull it out, it went in about 1.5cm, he’s been in pain all night. ?
Would expect it: You don't mention age but at any age that depth of penetration is enough to involve deep structures of foot ligaments/tissue. The chance of a deep tissue infection is real. Good cleansing of the wound & close monitoring are important. A review of tetanus status & booster if needed is important. If it went through a shoe or moist tennis shoe it may have really bad germs from that source. ...Read more
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?
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 stepped on a rusty nail 4 days ago and have not had a booster shot in 20 years. What should I do?
So i just stepped on a rusty nail, accidentally. Is it life threatening? Should i worry? What should I do?
If I stepped on a rusty nail but it didn't penetrate and cause any bleeding should I be okay? No visible puncture or pain.
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
I have had a tetanus shot a year earlier and just stepped on a rusty nail and it went in kinda deep will i need another one?
No: You are protected for a 10 year period from the point of the booster. You do need to keep the would clean and watch that it heals.The shot does not protect you from infection by other germs. ...Read more
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
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?
Does my son need a another tetanus shot if he stepped on a rusty nail he had a tetanus shot last 2 1/2 years ago my son is 6 years old and stepped on a rusty nail.
I stepped on a rusty nail last tetanus shot was 3-4 years ago should I worry. Should I be worried?
Not about tetanus: Your tetanus coverage should be fine. There are many other germs I would worry more about and an infection into the complex structures of the foot can be scary. Make sure the wound is thoroughly cleaned and examine it frequently over the next few days. Go in if there is increasing redness/swelling or pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stepped on a rusty nail but I don't think it punctured my skin. Should I be ok or be heading to the dr. For a tetanus shot? Its been about 15 yrs
I stepped on a rusty nail about 5hrs ago, will not be able to go to the doctor til later. I'm scared and i don't know what to do. Help me? It hurts!
Rusty nail: How much later? You have up to 3 days to get a tetanus vaccination if it was more than 5 years since your last one. For now take a non-prescription pain medication. Puncture wounds like this, especially on the sole of the foot, are typically not sutured, so a short delay (12 hours) is not too bad. The doctor you see may prescribe a few days of an antibiotic to lessen the chance of infection. ...Read more
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