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I stepped on a dirty nail what should I do ?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: See a physician

You want to be sure that your tetanus vaccinations are up to date and that there is no concern for potential infection from deep seeded material.

In brief: See a physician

You want to be sure that your tetanus vaccinations are up to date and that there is no concern for potential infection from deep seeded material.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology

In brief: Tetanus shot

Your absolute top priority is to get a tetanus shot, if you haven't had one in the last 5-10 years.
Tetanus is not something you ever want to have. Beyond that, the wound needs to be thoroughly cleaned, then observed in case an infection develops. In short, you need to see a doctor, pronto.

In brief: Tetanus shot

Your absolute top priority is to get a tetanus shot, if you haven't had one in the last 5-10 years.
Tetanus is not something you ever want to have. Beyond that, the wound needs to be thoroughly cleaned, then observed in case an infection develops. In short, you need to see a doctor, pronto.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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