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Any doctors/nurses around? Cut leg

(4 Posts)
Ninetysixpercent Sat 07-Jun-14 16:17:09

So I've just managed to cut my leg on my bike. Chain came off and as I was getting off the spiky bit the chain sits on went into my leg. It's a small gash but quite deep and bled q bit. Am worried as the metal is fairly rusty. Have cleaned it up and put a dressing on but wondering if I need a tetanus shot? Had my last one around 15 years ago. Wouldn't be able to get to the doctors until Tuesday. If I need one should it be sooner?

Madlizzy Sat 07-Jun-14 16:21:49

Ring 111 and see what they say. Do you think it may need a stitch?

Ninetysixpercent Sat 07-Jun-14 16:30:32

No, don't think so. It's knitting together ok and stopped bleeding quite quickly. Will give them a ring, thanks.

FabULouse Sat 07-Jun-14 18:31:19

I would stop by a walk in centre and have it assessed, dressed and get a tetanus booster (nurse)

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