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Tetanus from a thorn?
« on: April 14, 2014, 09:36:09 PM »
This morning I stepped on a thorn on my hallway floor and immediately thought about tetanus. (When people are in a hurry they will occasionally wear their shoes inside the house, so I assume that is how it got in here--my mother hasn't started gardening yet.) The puncture didn't cause any visible bleeding, which is a good sign, but I'm still anxious because I have never been immunized (stupid, I know). I've decided to set up an appointment with my GP tomorrow, but how urgent do you think this is? Though my OCD is surely playing a part, this is still very distressing.
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Re: Tetanus from a thorn?
« Reply #1 on: April 14, 2014, 10:47:58 PM »
An appointment with your GP tomorrow is fine.

If you don't have a puncture wound, you really don't have anything to be concerned about, but it's wise to be immunized anyways so that you don't have to worry about it the next time you step on something.
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