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Finger nail dug injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i dnt know if u could help me
Doctor :   Can you please continue with the query?
User :   i work in a eldely nursing home and i ahev a aggresive lady 2 weeks ago she dug her nail into my forearm
User :   it is quite red and has a slight lump/raise to it is that just the heeling process or is it something more as it was 2 weeks ago
Doctor :   ok did you clean the local area thoroughly after that
User :   yer wiv antiseptic
Doctor :   Ok, I do not know if tetanus is common in that part of the country
Doctor :   If so, it is good to get vaccinated against tetanus
User :   i think i did when i was young could it be something serouis then
Doctor :   You needed an antiseptic then immediately after the injury
Doctor :   The dose in the young age last only for 10 yrs
Doctor :   so you need a booster
User :   oh ryt
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