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I stepped on a sharp tack.. What can I do?
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Dr. Howard Fox
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In brief: Take it out!
(if you haven't already) and clean the area very well with soap & water. If you've had a tetanus booster within 10 years, you're ok for that, but watch for signs of infection: redness, pain, swelling, pus, odor. If you think you're getting an infection, go to your doctor right away.
If you're a diabetic or have poor circulation, see a podiatrist immediately.

In brief: Take it out!
(if you haven't already) and clean the area very well with soap & water. If you've had a tetanus booster within 10 years, you're ok for that, but watch for signs of infection: redness, pain, swelling, pus, odor. If you think you're getting an infection, go to your doctor right away.
If you're a diabetic or have poor circulation, see a podiatrist immediately.
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