Tetanus shot for a tack puncture on skin - Online Doctor Chats
User : ok two days ago me and a couple friends were cleaning out a shed and i steped on a tack. the tack went through my shoe and punctured my skin but it only bled a little bit. i dont know when the last time i had a shot but i looked up info and it said signs of an infection are back leg and arm spasms and so far i have just been sore in those areas i need to know if i have an infection
Doctor : hi
User : hi
User : could you please answer my question
User : the tack was not rusty.
Doctor : yes
User : so i do have an infection?
Doctor : yes u need to get tetanus shot
Doctor : if ur last shot was 6 months back
Doctor : within 72 hours of prick
User : what would happen if i dont
Doctor : i mean injury in u r case
Doctor : then u can get tetanus
Doctor : it is possibility
User : do i need a shot
Doctor : yes u need to get
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