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A Nail Does NOT Cause Tetanus!!!

Anonymous
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Do you understand that a nail, in an of itself does NOT convey tetanus, if it did NOT encounter tetanus microbes?

Posted by Anonymous on Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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KGreen75
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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Uh yes but you wouldn't know just by looking at it, which is why you get the shot as a precautionary measure
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SusanD
by Gold Member on Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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Yes, that's why tetanus vaccines are given for injuries other than stepping on a nail : P
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 10:59 AM


Quoting KGreen75:

Uh yes but you wouldn't know just by looking at it, which is why you get the shot as a precautionary measure


Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

ok and how do you tell is hasn't come in contact....Rust can start without being seen by the naked eye....Rust can rub off on to other things....

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM
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No, you can take into account just how truly the nail is susceptible to tetanus.   If it's in a horse barn, yes, it's likely to have tetani spores on it..if it's brand new outta the box, not likely at all. 


Quoting KGreen75:

Uh yes but you wouldn't know just by looking at it, which is why you get the shot as a precautionary measure



Yogamom08
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Yep.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Herp derp, who doesn't know this? And the risks are much higher if you're in a country area and the nail was perhaps rusty. I wouldn't care much to get a tetanus shot for something like that.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:00 AM

rust alone does NOT convey tetanus either


Quoting Anonymous:

ok and how do you tell is hasn't come in contact....Rust can start without being seen by the naked eye....Rust can rub off on to other things....



KGreen75
by on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Tetanus is rust?


Quoting Anonymous:

ok and how do you tell is hasn't come in contact....Rust can start without being seen by the naked eye....Rust can rub off on to other things....


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by Anonymous 5 on Aug. 25, 2013 at 11:01 AM

um, duh. However it can and it's a pretty good possibility.  Why would you NOT go get the tetanus shot if you got punctured by a nail, especially under unsanitary conditions (ie a garage)?????

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