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Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely but possibl

In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.
It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases

In brief: Unlikely but possibl

In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.
It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Tetanus

It is possible to get tetanus especially if the skin is broken.
If you haven' t had a tetanus shot in the last ten years make sure you get onr.

In brief: Tetanus

It is possible to get tetanus especially if the skin is broken.
If you haven' t had a tetanus shot in the last ten years make sure you get onr.
Dr. Oscar Novick
Dr. Oscar Novick
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