Hello, I had a scrape from a dusty and rusty object a little over 48 hours ago and I'm now having muscle spasms which could just be coincidence. I had a tetanus shot 3 years ago, and I missed the last dose of my childhood series. Should I be worried?
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363281 tn?1643235611
Tetatnus shots are good for 10 years, so, unless you have had a very nasty cut from a dirty object or burn, you should be fine. Continue to keep the area clean and us a triple antibiotic cream on it as well such as Neosoporin.
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If you got a tetanus shot 3 years ago, you're protected, whether or not you missed the dose as a kid.

You're fine, but there are other infections you might get, so just keep the area clean and watch for redness and inflammation. It shouldn't be serious - just treat it like any other cut or scrape.
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