Re: I stepped on a nail 12 days ago
hello, i too stepped on a nail. and the one i stepped on was rusty and dirty. this happened to me on sunday night, today is friday. tetanus is the last thing you and i should be worrying about. yeah tetanus is fatal but not 50% or higher, its a small percentage. there are many infectious diseases outthere that can develop from punture wounds. if your tetanus shot was 25 years ago i dont know what you waiting for. my last tetanus shot was 12 years ago so that was the first thing i did. go get it! it costs like 10 dollars depending where you live. with all that said, i do think that you are overworrying, the neck pain is what gives me the clue. i been there, stressing myself, and it causes me to have rapid heart bit, neck pain and uncontrolled minor muscle spasms. so try to calm down and do keep a look on the wound and the area nearby. and try to look for weird pains on your body, specially on the joints, it could be a staphylococcal skin infection which is the most common in puncture wounds. best of luck!, for both us. here are a few questions i got for you.
how much did the nail went in?
did it went thru any bones?