Question by  Xing (15)

What should I do after stepping on a rusty nail?


Answer by  bentham (159)

Begin by carefully cleaning any debris out of the wound using salty water. Test to see if all of your toes can wiggle - if not seek medical attention. If you have not been for a tetanus injection within the last five years, go and get one.

posted by Anonymous
Toes can wiggle but the pinky toe+ 1 next to it hurt to move..they do wiggle but very painful...Im thinking because i stepped on nail at 8am + worked all day and walked on me side foot to ease pain..Thats y toes hurt?any help thanks  add a comment

Answer by  bex (116)

Thoroughly clean and disinfect the area. Apply an antibiotic ointment such as Neosporin and, if the skin is broken, cover it with a bandage. If you have not had an inoculation against tetanus within the last ten years and have stepped on a rusty nail, you need to get a tetanus shot immediately.


Answer by  Karen54 (971)

You should immediately wash out the puncture wound with soap and water, then follow with an alcohol rinse. If you have not had a tetnus shot within the last 5 years, you should go to your doctor, urgent care facility or emergency room to be treated. They will wash the wound and require you to have a tetnus shot.


Answer by  salina (943)

This is not Medical advice: After stepping on a nail remove the nail if neccesary. Squeeze the access blood out of the wound. Use a anti-bacterical soap would be best. Make sure that you are current with Tetnus shots.

posted by Anonymous
Nothing else u can really do right..?  add a comment
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