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Small child, scratched by metallic object, bleeding. Put antiseptic cream. Medical attention needed?

My 2 and a half year old has just been scratched by a piece of metal from an old post in the garden. The metal doesn t look particularly rusty, but it is old. The scratch drew a little blood but isn t deep. I washed it with cooled boiled water and put antiseptic cream on it. He has had his DTaP/IPV/Hib at 8 weeks, 12 weeks and 16 weeks. Should I take him to the hospital though? Thank you for any advice!
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
its dr vivek
your child had injury with metal and had bleeding
since your child is not vaccinated by first booster of DPT .
get booster DPT/IPVand hib ( this will cover tetanus, diptheria, and pertusis , polio and hib and booster dose of all will be covered all)
apply topical antibiotic
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for your query.
Relax.there is no need of giving tetanus as he is already immunized.
Tetanus forms a part of DPT vaccination.
Take care of wound,apply some antibacterial 2 to 3 times a day.
Consult your pediatrician for immunization update and give booster in time.
Wishing your child good health.
God bless.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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