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Why didn't my nail puncture wound bleed? It was a rusty nail and went deep into the foot through my shoe - last tetanus 3 years ago?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Debridement

Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections.
If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. You may need periodic debridement of you wound to remove any unhealthy tissue.

In brief: Debridement

Deep puncture wounds can be potentially dangerous as one may develop tetanus, or a number of other types of deep infections.
If the wound was deep enough they may lead to bone infections. You may need periodic debridement of you wound to remove any unhealthy tissue.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Dr. Payam Rafat
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4 doctors agree

In brief: Puncture wounds varI

In size and bleeding can vary.See M.D. Promptly for evaluation.

In brief: Puncture wounds varI

In size and bleeding can vary.See M.D. Promptly for evaluation.
Dr. Daniel Kleiner
Dr. Daniel Kleiner
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

It can depend on where and how deep it went into the foot.
Also upon removal of the nail the wound may have sealed if it was a small nail.

In brief: See below

It can depend on where and how deep it went into the foot.
Also upon removal of the nail the wound may have sealed if it was a small nail.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. Hylton Lightman
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Normal

Went in deep in sole, thick skin .
Not need to bleed.

In brief: Normal

Went in deep in sole, thick skin .
Not need to bleed.
Dr. Hylton Lightman
Dr. Hylton Lightman
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