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Got a cut on leg with a rusted metal object. Should I get a tetanus shot?

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I got a minor superficial cut on my leg with a rusted metal object 4 days back.
Should I get a tetanus shot?
Posted Sun, 10 Mar 2013 in Infections
Answered by Dr. Gopal Krishna Dash 2 hours later
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You do not need tetanus injection if your tetanus immunization is complete and you have received within 5 years. If not better to get a shot.
Further, even if you feel that would is superficial, get it examined by a physician and if the wound is lacerated/deep, better to be injected.

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