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I was cleaning In an old basement and stepped on a old

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Hi, I was cleaning In an old basement and stepped on a nasty old carpet strip. The nail pierced through my flip flop and into my heal. It did bleed some. It has been cleaned. I haven't had a tetanus shot in several years. Since it is after hours should I go to er or is it something that can wait until urgent care opens at 10 tomorrow?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


  • Keep the wound site clean, and may use Neosporin and band-aid to keep it so
  • If you have not had a Tetanus shot in 10 years, you absolutely do need one. Yes, this can wait until tomorrow.
  • If the wound is kept clean, tetanus infection is extremely rare, and the vaccine is a precautionary measure.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome

Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Just checking if you have any more questions ?