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Tetanus injection for injury - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions

User :   hello?
Doctor :   hi
User :   okay, i stepped on a rusty nail
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   just now
User :   it went thru my shoe, sock and foot
User :   but BARELY
User :   i mean like, no blood
Doctor :   k
User :   barely
User :   like a micrometer puncture
Doctor :   is it bleeding from the site?
User :   no
User :   no bleeding
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   is there any pain
User :   maybe if i squeezed the wound really hard, if you can even call it a "wound"
User :   no pain
User :   i don't want to risk tetnus
User :   hello?
Doctor :   ya its better to take 1 tetanus injection
User :   better than what?
Doctor :   and 1 pain killer if you have pain
User :   there is no pain
User :   you are not a real doctor are you?
Doctor :   k
Doctor :   ya i am
Doctor :   y?
User :   i don't think so
Doctor :   y?
User :   everyone knows that getting tetnus from rust is rare
Doctor :   please speak regarding your medical probs
Doctor :   for an injury tetanus
Doctor :   toxoid is given
User :   i have an acute dot of a wound
Doctor :   always

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