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Yesterday I Stepped On A Nail
Yesterday I stepped on a little nail? Probably went in less than 1/4 inch, and looks fine now. Should I get a tetanus booster?
Depends: The depth of the injury means more for the potential germs planted inside than the issue of tetanus.Cleaning the wound quickly with soap & water is the best initial action.Even a superficial scratch can allow the tetanus spores to set up in your body & cause tetanus. If you are > 5 years out from your last tetanus, or never completed the primary series, you should consider it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stepped on a nail yesterday but it never went through my skin or brought any blood. I had a tetanus five years ago should I get another?
Yes and No: Yes, get a Tdap shot if a person is an adult and hasn't gotten a Tdap shot in the last 10 years, regardless of yesterday's nail incident. No, if the tetanus shot 5 years ago was of the Tdap type, because a tetanus booster is not needed if the nail "never went through my skin". Also, a new recommendation this year is for pregnant women to get a Tdap shot with EACH pregnancy. ...Read more
My husband stepped on a nail during a demolition yesterday. He had a tetanus shot 3 weeks ago for a separate incident. Does he need another shot?
stepped on a rusty nail yesterday, i cleaned the wound and added antibiotcs. My last tetanus shot was given in january 14 of 2014. should i go to ER?
Got my nails done yesterday and the machine used slightly cut into nail bed. Should I be conceded for diseases?
This needs attention: Any puncture wound needs to be evaluated. Tetanus is one concern and needs to be addressed with a tetanus inoculation / booster. An x-ray should be performed to see if a piece of the item that caused the puncture is present, or if any other material was pushed into the wound. Infection is also another serious consequence that could arise. ...Read more
Hello. I saw yesterday night small thread like warms on my 3 yrs old daughter's buttok. She has a very bad habit of eating nails .
Pinworms/threadworms: Pinworms are white thread like parasites that can live in the large intestines. They only affect humans.Kids are exposed to the pinworms through eggs shed by other kids in their play areas.These make it onto their fingers and are ingested, traveling inside where they hatch. Your doc can confirm the diagnosis and guide you with treatment. ...Read more
I got a cut yesterday at a nail salon and my cut got infected nd it hurts a lot and its just throbbing. How can I make fix this?
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