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Should I be worried for a cut with a rusted razor blade?

Hi! I m super concerned. I m only 16 years old. Today I cut my leg while shaving, and it just so happens that the razor was rusty. Only a little though. A few hours after it, I ve noticed a raised line going across my leg. The line is red and it burns. I m super concerned because I ve read online that it can be a flesh eating disease and my leg would be amputated and I would die. I don t want my leg to come off or die. I m just super worried.
Tue, 9 Sep 2014
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Do not panic. Just take a tetanus toxoid (TT) injection. Apply topical antibiotic ointment and see to it its not bleeding nor get infected.
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