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Had a cut with rusty blade while shaving scrotum. Tetanus shot taken and put hydrogen peroxide

About an hour ago I was shaving my scrotum with a rusty blade and I cut it, it's a very minor cut it only bled a little I had my tetanus shot about 6-9 months ago I washed it with soap and water immediately and it has stopped bleeding, I also put hydrogen peroxide on it as well. What else should I do?
Wed, 23 Apr 2014
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Hello,
Thank you for posting on HCM.
Since it seems minor cut due to blade, it doesnot warrant much treatment.
For prophylaxis, use should take oral antibiotics for 5 days (cefadroxil 500mg twice a day) and apply cream containing mupirocin twice a day over the wound.
Maintain hygiene and avoid pricking/picking of wound.
Hope you will get well soon,
Thank you
Dr Hardik Pitroda
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