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Could I get any infections if I got cut on leg from sharp piece of metal (not rusty?

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
Wound care
5 doctors agree

In brief: Rusty nails

Any opening in the skin, the body's protective layer, can result in a chance of infection.
In the future, before bandaging, always wash the wound with copious amounts of clean water, .

In brief: Rusty nails

Any opening in the skin, the body's protective layer, can result in a chance of infection.
In the future, before bandaging, always wash the wound with copious amounts of clean water, .
Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Dr. Renee Burke
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes. If this is a deep cut, or there is redness, swelling, or drainage that looks like pus you should have this evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Yes

Yes. If this is a deep cut, or there is redness, swelling, or drainage that looks like pus you should have this evaluated by a physician.
Dr. Renee Burke
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