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Bleeding after cutting toe on rose bush thorn. Soreness, swelling. Will it be okay if I use Betadine?

Yesterday I cut my toe on a rose bush / thorns. It was fairly deep & a fair bit of blood . I bathed it in salt water, and put Betadine on it, with bandaids. I managed to pull 1 rose thorn out, and although it is sore & swollen today, I dont think there is anything left in there....I have never had a tetanus shot, due to having a fear of needles. If I continue to bathe it in salt water & use Betadine should it be ok? Or should I go see my GP?
Asked On : Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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Washing with salt water and using betadine is fair. Still you may need oral antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs. If you have never been vaccinated for prevention of tetanus, the tetanus toxoid must be administered.
Best thing that you should do is to consult a general practioner.
Dr. Ajit Singh Kulhari
MD - Skin & VD
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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