Spike A Little Nail But Not Deep.?
yesterday I was unloading a wooden table, then I accidentally stepped on a nail which was a bit rusty but not stuck, but just pierced and then I jumped reflexes and when I saw the soles of my feet there was little blood, it didn’t seem like it was touched and then it tore a bit of skin. , I just washed it using tap water and was given betadine, my question is, is there a possibility of tetanus? I was afraid and today I feel less vit, I am 14 years old
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Bacterial infections that cause tetanus can indeed occur, and one of the most common ways to enter the body is through dirty wounds such as being stabbed by rusty objects. However, not all patients affected by puncture wounds will get tetanus infection, depending on the person's immunization status, and the presence or absence of tetanus bacteria on the object that is pierced.
For your case, you should immediately consult a hospital to be able to do a physical examination and dig up a history of the disease, including your immunization history, to determine the doctor's consideration of whether or not to administer a vaccine or tetanus immunoglobulin. The doctor will also check if there are any symptoms leading to tetanus or other illnesses related to the injury you are experiencing.
As for what you should do:
Keep the wound dry and clean. Consume lots of protein foods to support wound healing. If the wound is painful, to reduce the pain, you can take over-the-counter pain relievers at pharmacies such as paracetamol.