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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: Tetanus
Well, then you may need to have a tetanus booster shot.
Also, clean the area to help prevent infection. If the area starts showing signs of infection (increasing pain, swelling, redness, increased warmth) then you really should see a doctor.

In brief: Tetanus
Well, then you may need to have a tetanus booster shot.
Also, clean the area to help prevent infection. If the area starts showing signs of infection (increasing pain, swelling, redness, increased warmth) then you really should see a doctor.
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
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