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Yesterday I stepped on a nail?

Yesterday I stepped on a nail?

See a physician: You want to be sure you are current on your tetanus immunization and to ensure that there is no concern for deeper infection. ...Read more

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Yesterday I stepped on a nail, never bled, deep though. Now reddish and sore. Cant miss work.?

Yesterday I stepped on a nail, never bled, deep though. Now reddish and sore. Cant miss work.?

Have it examined: You should have it checked out by a doctor. Also, if your tetanus immunization is not up to date, you will need a tetanus shot just to be safe. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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?

Tetanus: No, he is coverd but he needs to clean it out well and use some antiseptic cream as the tetanus shot does not prevent you from getting a cellulitis ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

 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?

No ER : But if the nail went through the sole of the shoe you are at risk of a pseudomonas infection from the glue in the shoe. Your regular doc can order that as it sounds like your first aid was great! ...Read more

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Daughter stepped on nail yesterday top foot is extremely swollen. Had tetanus shot in Apr 2016. Should she go to er or will take care if itself?

Daughter stepped on nail yesterday top foot is extremely swollen. Had tetanus shot in Apr 2016.  Should she go to er or will take care if itself?

She should be seen: ESPECIALLY if she had any kind of shoe on when this happened. Could be chunks left in her foot now getting infected. Good luck to her! ...Read more

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What to do if i stood on a nail yesterday and I have never had a tetanus shot.?

What to do if i stood on a nail yesterday and I have never had a tetanus shot.?

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

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Terry's nails, also purple at base however. Yesterday had gray nails but went away?

Terry's nails, also purple at base however. Yesterday had gray nails but went away?

Nails purple- at bas: These is typical in patient who have insufficient Oxygen exchange in the lungs. "Hypoxia" Has this occurred in the past? Did the general condition deteriorated ? like shortness of breath, weakness, Try not to use nail paint, so if appears again you will detect it easy. You should see a Dr.and have an arterial test " Oxygen Saturation" normal is 95%. at sea level. ...Read more