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I cut my finger with a screw driver. Should I get a tetanus

Customer Question

I cut my finger with a screw driver. Should I get a tetanus shot? It is a pretty new driver.
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I did not see a doctor. I rinsed it with water and soaked it in peroxide.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

do you know when your last shot was?

can you send a picture of the cut?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
my last shot was several years ago. not sure exactly when. I'll try to get a picture. It's not real deep. It's right next to the nail.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

okay

standing by

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 month ago.

If you clean this out thoroughly, then your chances of getting tetanus are basically zero

If you were in my clinic I would give you one to be sure but you should be fine

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