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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
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?
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
I stepped on a rusty nail yesterday effective Saturday May 27, 2016, at 7:30 pm. The nail barely punctured my foot skin however I did draw blood. ?
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?
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?
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
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