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Posted by: *** | 2011/07/20

Rusty Nail

Good morning. I stepped in a rusted nail - it pierced the skin. My tetanus vacc is up to date. I put some antiseptic cream on and covered it. Do I need to do more, ie go to the dr?Thanks.

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You can monitor the wound. If there are signs of infection, like redness of the skin, very tender to the touch, warmth of the area or puss from the wound, you should consult your doctor for a course of antibiotics. If your tetanus vaccine is up to date, you do not have to worry about tetanus.

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