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Help my little boy has just stood on a rusty nail!

(4 Posts)
lisaneedsarest Tue 16-Aug-11 15:58:52

What do I need to do? He is just 4, was playing out in the field behind our garden and stood on a rusty nail hanging out of a bit of wood. It went through his crocs and into his foot, it is bleeding but not seriously. Do I need to get it checked out at A&E (do they still give a tetanus for this?)
I've got 2 other younger ones to drag along ao want to do the easiest thing - but obviously want him to be safe - he's crying lots at the moment but he is a big girls blouse so that's not necessarily a guidance to how much it hurts!

SenoritaViva Tue 16-Aug-11 16:48:44

Call NHS direct but yes he will need a Tetnus jab - it's just that they may advise he gets it at the GP.

cakesandale Tue 16-Aug-11 16:51:05

Tetanus jab is absolutely vital if he has not already had one. Sorry. The GP or walk in centre can do this though. It also needs a bloody good clean which can be difficult for a non-medic if it is deep. They'll have all the kit that is needed, and the right techniques.

Don't delay. I don't want to worry you, it will be fine as long as you get on with it.

lisaneedsarest Tue 16-Aug-11 17:15:55

thanks, we're at a&e now, called dr's and they didn't have anyone on that could give a jab. Hopefully we'll be seen soon and can go home.

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