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Injury on foot with rusted bucket causing spasms - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Hello
User :   I am a bit worried
User :   Wednesday
User :   I was moving an old metal bucket that was a bit rusted on the bottom
User :   it fell on my foot probably from a couple inches above
User :   and scraped the skin off
User :   just scrape
User :   no blood
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there was still skin on the bottom
User :   but a couple of hours later
User :   my leg stated hurting
User :   and it started to spasm
User :   i cleaned the cut
User :   as soon as it happened
User :   its wasnt even deep
User :   but i started noticing the pain has gone up my back
User :   as well into my left arm a bit
User :   and the spasms stopped
User :   but it hurts
Doctor :   ok

User :   and i am afraid it is tetanus
User :   but i got my vaccine only 2 years ago
User :   i believe it was either my vaccine or a booster
Doctor :   It is the fear you have
User :   even my jaw is hurting
Doctor :   what is the age
User :   i am 19
User :   should i go to a hospital
User :   and get a booster?
Doctor :   It cannot be tetanus
Doctor :   but go get a toxoid
Doctor :   tetanus
User :   so what might it be?
Doctor :   You just have the pain
User :   but the pain happened within the hour and its gone up
User :   it went away for a bit
User :   and the spasms stopped
User :   but my jaw hurt
User :   and my back
Doctor :   To assure yurself
Doctor :   you can see a doctor

Doctor :   and also get the toxoid shot
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