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Scratched by nail, minor bleeding, applied peroxide and rubbing alcohol. Tetanus shot required?

I got a small scratch from a nail sticking out of an old board today. Dirty but not rusty. It didn t puncture the skin but did scratch it causing minor bleeding. I cleaned it with peroxide and rubbing alcohol and put a bandage on it with antibiotic ointment. Should I see a doc for a tetanus shot? My last one was 9 years ago.
Asked On : Wed, 15 Aug 2012
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Jul 2012
Hi there. I would advise washing with soap & water & loose the bandage. I note the injury was at best superficial & would not worry if i was you. Having said that, & your last tetanus shot was 9 years ago,no harm in getting a tetanus shot, pls repeat that after a month for best results & longievity of protection. Better safe than sorry if easily accessible. Cheers & Good luck
Answered: Fri, 17 Aug 2012
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