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How can a cut on the heel be treated?

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Hi I cut up my heal crossing over a huge pipe that had barnacle on it yesterday afternoon at atlantic beach i’m66f with MS but no other health issues, do I need a tetanus shot?
Tue, 15 May 2018 in Lump
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 32 minutes later
Brief Answer:
yes, if no booster within last 10 years.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query, albeit short and specific.
With the history you have provided, it would be better to take tetanus shot if you have not recieved a booster within the last 10 years.
Take the care of wound properly.
Was the wound deep needing any stitches?
Any symptoms of pain or infection?

I hope this answers your specific query.
Please post the photos of wound.
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Follow-up: How can a cut on the heel be treated? 1 hour later
Thanks for getting back to me, no stitches needed it is painful,I will go to Imediate care today.
 
 
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 8 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
Take care and get treated properly.
Wishing you all the best.
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