In my rush today running around in flip flops starting chores I stepped on a nail. Actually a 14 GA blunt that went in around 1/2". I pulled the plank off my foot and after I finished chores I came in and put alcohol on it, but it's deep, so I don't think any got to it. I did tons of errands today for easter and it's still throbbing like crazy. Can't really walk on it now. Think I should soak it in salt water or ? ?
OUCH! Stepped on a nail, so what's the best way to treat it?
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This happened to me last summer. I kept it bandaged and kept it nice and clean and we got some epson salt and you put it in a big bowl of warm, water that you can put your whole foot in. Then I had to go to the hospital they gave me a tetanus shot and some pills to take 3 times a day.
P.S. Dont plan on doin anything with the arm you got the shot in it; it will hurt and ach for a whole week.
Is your Tentnus shot updated? Even with that being said, treat with alchol.. Not the consumable type Do it a few times tonight, and first thing tomorow.. I think as long as you keep it extra clean..
i hope your ok, all the best!!
I think your salt water ides is good, our vet had us soaking our dogs paw in salt water, when he hurt himself.. Salt water is good, I think.. (But I am no medicale expert...
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Tet shot & antibiotic cream. Been there, done that.
Thank you. Yep it throbs like crazy, lol. When it happened I had my hands full of gallon jugs of water and had to drag the plank, hopping, stuck in my foot for about 20' until there was a place to lean on to pull it out. Thought I'd pass out, lol.
But the shots hurt, dang it, lol. My last one was probably over 5 years ago. Was hoping that one would cover me. Think that long is ok?