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Small cut by rusted nail
I got a small cut on my finger (as you can see in the picture) by a heavily rusted nail just outside my door. I did not know what it was so I kept checking and that gave me multiple small cuts. It did not really bleed. I washed the wound with water and soap. Also, I had my tetanus shot just 3 years back. Should I do something else?
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Dr. Harsha
General Physician 4 yrs exp Bangalore
Hello there...I can understand your concern. Firstly stop getting paranoid. I can hardly see any cut in that picture. For you to get any infection, the infection should reach your blood. I don't see any cut like that on your finger. If you are still feeling paranoid, you can take an tetanus toxoid vaccine. For further queries consult your family doctor.
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