Hands Hit By Rusty Sharp Objects?
hello, I have played cutter, the cutter has rust, my hands are bleeding. Can you get tetanus? When I was in elementary school I had injected tetanus, do I need another injection?
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Cut wounds caused by rusty objects can indeed be one way to enter a variety of harmful bacteria, including Clostridium tetani which causes tetanus. This risk will be greater if the wound is deep enough and not treated properly. Your risk of developing tetanus is also greater if you have not received complete tetanus immunization before.
To prevent the risk of bacterial infection that causes tetanus, as well as a variety of other microorganisms in the wound, we recommend that you clean the wound properly, namely by:
Wash your hands with antiseptic soap
Take sterile gauze, wet with intravenous fluids (NaCl) or povidone iodine
Wipe while gently pressing the wound on your skin until the dirt and blood are clean
Don't close your wound too tight
Don't also apply anything to the wound
Finally, after cleaning the wound, we recommend that you check the condition of your wound to a doctor or surgeon to evaluate whether the wound is at high risk for causing tetanus or not. The doctor will also explore your immunization history again to decide whether you need to get another immunization.
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