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OUCH! Stepped on a nail, so what's the best way to treat it?

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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 ? ?

post #2 of 30

Go to the ER and get a tetnus shot.  Hope you heal up soon.

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Originally Posted by justmeandtheflock 

Go to the ER and get a tetnus shot.  Hope you heal up soon.


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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #4 of 30

Oh I remember stepping on a rusty barn nail with a piece of plank on it. EEEOUCH! Go to ER and get tetanus shot if you haven't had a tetanus within five to seven years. Don't try to treat it  yourself.

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post #5 of 30

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.

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post #6 of 30

Is your Tentnus shot updated?   Even with that being said, treat with alchol..  Not the consumable type wink   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!!  hugshugshugs

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post #7 of 30

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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post #8 of 30

Tet shot & antibiotic cream. Been there, done that.

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I live on a farm in Israel with an American Hairless Terrier from Wales (Ellah), HER cat (Señor Pussy Cat), a rescued Galah (Chrysi), her cage buddy cockatiel (Mio), 3 featherless bantam chickens (Gimpy & co), a Barockpinto colt (Felix D), a Cameroon Hair Lamb (Shoshana) & a Betta fish (Logan)

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post #9 of 30
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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 bow that one would cover me.  Think that long is ok?

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Originally Posted by ducklover1 

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.


Thank you.  And I know...oh the agony of those shots!!  I don't wanna.

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