If you have given her the 5 years' booster dose of DPT in some form or the other, you should not worry about tetanus. In any case, rusting items don't cause tetanus. It is an infection caused by a germ known as C. tetani. You can check this out on www.emedicine.com, or on MD Consult.
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Doctor, we have a 1 month old kitten in our house and my 5 year old daughter got a scratch . Its from the kittens nail. I have washed it with soap and put a antiseptic spray on it. it looks like a thin red line. I want to know if it is necessary to take tetanus shot for this.
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