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What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?

What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?

Small: Though the chances may be small the cut needs to be examined and your tetanus brought up to date. The consequences if ignored are great. ...Read more

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I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass(that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.

I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass(that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.

Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe age than sorry. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus from a small cut on you foot if it is not bleeding?

Can you get tetanus from a small cut on you foot if it is not bleeding?

That is possible: From a puncture wound. Get another tetanus shot if you don't know when you had your last one or it has been more than ten years. ...Read more

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Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Do you need to get a tetanus shot for a small glass cut on the foot?

Usually not: As long as tetanus vaccination status is current, minor injury does not require tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Cut foot on bush should I get a tetanus shot?

Tetanus: Usually tetanus is not caused by plant matter, but you should check with your doctor anyway to be sure you are up to date- many adults lose track of when their last tetanus shot was. Se this as a motivator to find out if you are due. ...Read more

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How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted.Foot washed.Dep cut

As soon as you can: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor and get a booster shot. Nowadays, we give tdap, which also will protect you against whooping cough, which is common in certain parts of the country. ...Read more

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A friend wants to know if she stepped on a nail and didnt get cut and it didnt go in her foot if she still needs a tetanus shot?

A friend wants to know if she stepped on a nail and didnt get cut and it didnt go in her foot if she still needs a tetanus shot?

No: The skin must be punctured completely to force the clostridium tetani bacteria through to underlying tissues order to cause tetanus. A scrape won't introduce it, as well. If you do get a skin puncture, try to make the wound bleed to help get rid of any foreign matter that might have been introduced. If it is red and painful the next day, seek immediate treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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Child has cut on the foot, is tetanus shot needed?

Child has cut on the foot, is tetanus shot needed?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but 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.If the kid has had regular shots, s/he is probably already well protected. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

Ideally,: You want to get the booster immediately. If indeed infected withe the tetani bacteria one can be symptomatic in as early as 1-2 days. So if you get a bad cut and wait a week that's not a good idea. That likely means you lucked out and were not infected with the particular bacteria. ...Read more

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