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Advice on treatment required for a wound - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   good evening
Doctor :   k
User :   I need something to ask
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   go ahead and ask
User :   yesterday I got cut by a very old correded fence, the cut was a little deep
Doctor :   ok
User :   and today I have alot of pressure and pain in that area and near it
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it anything that I had to consider getting treatment?
Doctor :   yep since it is corroded fence
Doctor :   there is chances of getting tetanus
Doctor :   first thing u do is to wash the wound
Doctor :   and see the doctor
Doctor :   and get tetanus
User :   ok, see a doctor, any rush on that? all of them are closed except for Emergency unit
Doctor :   anti tetanus infection
Doctor :   yep u visit emergency unit itself
Doctor :   when was the last time u got anti tetanus injection
Doctor :   if it was within 6 months
Doctor :   then it fine
Doctor :   or esle u have to get antitetanus vaccine
Doctor :   ok
User :   I can't really remember, but it was way over 6 months
Doctor :   then u got to rush to emergency unit buddy
Doctor :   get a tetanus immune globulin
Doctor :   as soon as possible
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   just needed to know how bad was it, Emergency unit bad, k
User :   filled the form
User :   and were done, I'm getting the treatmenty
Doctor :   please rush to emergency immediately
Doctor :   emergency unit the earliest
User :   will do, logging out now
Doctor :   anything else i can help u with
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   thankx for visiting healthcare magic
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   no, as long as im in the emergency room they can help me there
User :   k bye
User :   and thank you
Doctor :   bye
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