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I stepped on a nail. How concerned should I be about tentanus..?

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology

In brief: Tetanus

You should be concerned if you have not had a booster shot within 10 years.

In brief: Tetanus

You should be concerned if you have not had a booster shot within 10 years.
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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Dr. Robert Lim
Family Medicine

In brief: Step on nail

It is a possibility.
That is why we give the tetanus shot whenever you visit a provider, to cut down the chances of you getting an infection. However, tetanus is not the only thing to worry about. Other infectious agents can invade and cause infection, so you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

In brief: Step on nail

It is a possibility.
That is why we give the tetanus shot whenever you visit a provider, to cut down the chances of you getting an infection. However, tetanus is not the only thing to worry about. Other infectious agents can invade and cause infection, so you should see your doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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