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Old 03-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Scraped my side on a piece of rusty metal

I was holding a piece of a broken chair and I accidentally scraped the side of my stomach(lovehandle) with a metal hinge part. I had a shirt on and it left a little scrape, like a little red line so I guess not a cut really. I washed it with some handsoap but not right away because I wasn't sure if I should or not since it wasn't really bleeding but just a red line. It's not bleeding that I can tell. Should I be worried about tetanus?

 
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Re: Scraped my side on a piece of rusty metal

when was the last time you had a shot? I worked in a high school. The rule we followed per the hospital guidelines was routine shot every 10 years. 5-7 years if cut. You can call your hospital, health dept or dr.

 
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Re: Scraped my side on a piece of rusty metal

Tetanus isnt a worry is scratches, only in puncture injuries.

Wahs it with soap, and put some antiseptic on it.

 
Old 03-20-2010, 06:30 AM   #4
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Re: Scraped my side on a piece of rusty metal

I'm not sure when my last tetanus shot was. Over 10 years ago I'm guessing.

 
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