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Does deep cut require tetanus shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Any skin opening

An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk.
Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores ( that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available.

In brief: Any skin opening

An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk.
Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores ( that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available.
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