The rusty tip of a wallpaper knife cut a 2mm wide, about 1.5mm deep wound on my fingertip.The wound healed quickly and was washed with salt water and now I have applied iodine, do I need a tetanus shot?(My immune system is not very good)
Being scratched by rusty iron does not necessarily require a tetanus shot, because.Because the tetanus bacillus belongs to anaerobic bacteria, generally in contact with anaerobes to be able to survive and grow, so as to produce toxins to invade the human body and tetanus attack, but if the wound is relatively superficial and did not enter the dermis or subcutaneous tissue, this situation is easy to contact oxygen, this situation does not require a tetanus shot.If the wound is deep, it is recommended to get a tetanus shot.
The actual situation and the symptoms you described, if the immunity is relatively low, it is advisable to get a timely tetanus vaccination, and the local wound can be treated with iodophor or alcohol for local disinfection.To prevent infection, the current situation is best to observe more.
According to your description of the situation, if it is just scratched, it is recommended to immediately rinse the wound site with saline, clean the contaminant residue problem, disinfect the wound with iodine disinfectant, squeeze a squeeze of blood outward with your hand, and then iodine disinfect the wound site thoroughly.It is best to be able to promptly seek medical attention to a regular hospital and inject tetanus antitoxin treatment.