Anonymous asked in HealthDiseases & ConditionsInfectious Diseases · 1 month ago

I stepped on a push pen?

It kinda hurt, I put alcohol on it, and bled very little.  Do I need to get a tetanus shot ???


Push pin*

9 Answers

  • 3 weeks ago

    If the push pin was indoors, I would say no.  Tetanus generally does not come on suddenly, anyhow.  If the wound becomes infected and home treatment does not help, see a doctor.  Otherwise, it's fine.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    If the push pin was old and rusty, I would recommend getting a tetanus shot

  • Sam
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It depends on where the push pin was.  If if was in the dirt and it was a little rusty, then I personally would probably get a tetanus if I hadn't already had one less than five years ago.   

    Having said that, you will probably be okay without one.  

    It's your choice whether to get a shot or not. 

    Life is full of choices.

    I'll be happy to take credit for your good choices, but I'm not going to be responsible for your bad choices  ;) 

  • 1 month ago

    NO you will be fine

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  • 1 month ago

    You don’t need one but if you are out of date, more than 10 years, it’s a great time to update.  Tetanus is not in rust, it’s a bacteria commonly found in soil from animal contamination.  It loves deep oxygen poor punctures. A push pin at home doesn’t fit tetanus prone criteria.

    Source(s): PA
  • 1 month ago

    No. Just wash it and put a bandaid on it and forget about it. Tetanus is a type of bacteria that is sometimes found in soil and on rusty metal outside. It is rare. 

  • 1 month ago

    If you have not had one in the past five years I would go get one.  

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago


  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    This was at my house

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