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Stepped on rusty thumb tack ?

So I was just walking in my room, and felt a pinch on the bottom of my foot. Looked around, it was a thumbtack which is rusty at the bottom. Should I go to the doctor? It’s not a big wound, it’s a little cut. I got my upgraded shots when I was 16, I’m now almost 20. I cleaned it with soap and water and covered it with a bandaid. Any advice? 

6 Answers

  • Joe
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    A tetanus shot is good for 10 years so you'll be fine.

  • 2 months ago

    You are probably OK but I would call the doctor's office just in case.  I clean wounds with hydrogen peroxide....

  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    i would call your doctor if you start having problems with it

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. The tetanus vaccination is good for 10 years. And you wouldn't need one regardless, because you can't get tetanus from RUST. That's only a myth.

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  • 2 months ago

    If you ar concerned, CALL your family doctor and ask.  The doctor's office should have a record of your last tetanus booster.

    Otherwise, just keep it clean and seek medical attention if it looks infected (hot, red, increase paid, puss, swelling, etc.)

  • Steven
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Don't quote me on this but I believe a tetanus shot is good for 5 or 10 years. You will be fine, just clean the area like you did.

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