Stepped on a nail, what to do?

Answer yes. tetanus shots last about 10 years. just clean it out good and watch for infection. I recommend some neosporin.

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I stepped on a nail today --- What would happen if I left it untreated?

You need to go have a tetanus shot. Tetanus is a nerve condition that occurs when humans become infected with a bacteria commonly found in the environment known as Clostridium tetani. Tetanus com... Read More »

My husband stepped on a rusted nail today, what Antibiotics are good for infection?

If he's up to date on tetanus, and you cleaned the wound out immediately and plan to keep it clean, there's really no reason to go on antibiotics unless you see signs of infection. If you do start ... Read More »

I stepped on a nail!?

You should still be covered without an additional booster.

I stepped on a rusty nail?

In order to go to school all kids get a tetanus booster at age 11-12. So, get out your shot record and make sure you got one. You probably did. But, you could get another one if it has been over 5 ... Read More »