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Should I take tetanus injection for a cut due to a nail ?

yesterday morning , a small nail got in my thumb and due to this a small cut is there .Is there any need of tatnus injection for dis small cut. age -23 weight -57 height -5 6
Asked On : Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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Diabetologist 's  Response
Welcome to Healthcare magic forum,
Yes its very important to take the antitetanus injection, since tetanus is very dangerous disease and prevention is always better and cheaper than treatment.
Hope I have answered ur question,
Answered: Mon, 4 Jul 2011
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurav Patel's  Response
it depend upon the time when u have taken last injection of tetanus
if u have it within a yr then u need not to take it
but if u are not sure then better to be safer side and take injection
wipe out the the lesion with spirit and apply antibotic cream twice a day
Answered: Thu, 7 Jul 2011
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