My 20yr old just came home from a swim at the ocean baths and has cut his foot on a rock or pipe (he's not sure). It's not deep and his girlfriend has patched him up with bandaids from the first aid kit in his car.
Should he go to the doctors and have it cleaned and should he get a tetanus booster. The last one he had from what I can find would have been when he was in yr7 at about 12yrs old? Thanks in advance.
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11-12-2013 17:48 #1
Any doctors/nurses online....need some advice
11-12-2013 17:49 #2
I'm not a medical doctor or a nurse, but I would go to the doctor to be on the safe side.
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11-12-2013 17:51 #3
Yes it probably needs to be looked at and may need a shot or antibiotics, you can get some very nasty infections from coral/beach rock etc. I would give it a really good clean with diluted dettol too
11-12-2013 17:53 #4
I'm not a nurse or anything, but just a thought - Is there any chance it could of been coral he cut it on? I know you can get nasty infections from coral.
Don't know about the tetanus thing tho.
But what state are you in? In Vic you can calm nurse in call and ask their advice.
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11-12-2013 17:56 #5
I agree with possible antibiotics. From what I remember tetanus lasts around 10 years but a booster would be a good idea at gp
11-12-2013 17:57 #6
He's gone off to the medical centre so hopefully they will clean it thoroughly and fix him up with some antibiotics etc.
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