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Suggest treatment for injury caused by a rusty nail

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Dr. Rajaram KG

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in Infections
Question: I have stepped on an old nile , but blood didn't came out of my foot .

And I don't remember when is the last time I got tetanus shot , i know for sure i got one 12 years ago . But the can remember if I got another one between those time .

Should I get another one right now ?


Thank you


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Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes,advice to get a tetanus shot right away

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I understand your concern.

Your case in short:
- did step on Nile
- no blood came out
- tetanus shot over 12 years ago

The last tetanus shot can protect for 10 years only. You have more than 10 years to get one, so if I was your caring doctor would advise to take a shot right away. Hope the accident happened within the last 24hours.

All the best.
Dr.Sejdini
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rajaram KG 2 hours later
Ok even so i might Got the tetnus shot eight years ago but I'm not quite sure ?

Should i still go and got the shot ?
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Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes,if it has more than 5 years to get the shot...

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

If it is more than 5 years, at your age, yes, should take as precaution.
Although we accept 10 years protection, if the patient has taken the last shot longer than 5 years, then, I always advice another shot.

All the best!
Dr.Sejdini
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Rajaram KG 10 minutes later
Ok thank you
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Answered by Dr. Rajaram KG 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
You're most welcome.

Detailed Answer:
You're most welcome....

Do not forget to close this discussion if no more query.

All the best!
Dr.Sejdini
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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