Found 25th Jan 2010
managed to step on a few nails sticking up earlier,went right into foot through shoes,didnt bleed though but was deep about 1cm in ,feels a bit numb now
anyideas if it might sort its self out or not?

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You need a tetanus jab :thumbsup:

LOL go to the ******* hospital m8 or atleast the GP for a blood test, could get **** loads of diseases from the nail considering it punctured your skin pretty deep

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transit;7656179

You need a tetanus jab :thumbsup:


think i had one of those:thumbsup:

JACKIT99;7656204

think i had one of those:thumbsup:



since the nail went into your foot? if not then u need one

As long as you have an up to date tetanus you should be fine I would have thought. Probs just a flesh wound. Walk it off.

Sloth/Mod

Visit your local church and tell him you have Stigmata. :-D

JACKIT99;7656204

think i had one of those:thumbsup:



Youve nailed it then :whistling:

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transit;7656224

Youve nailed it then :whistling:


[COLOR="blue"]how did you know[/COLOR] :?:

transit;7656179

You need a tetanus jab :thumbsup:



Not if you've had 5 in your lifetime. Yes that suprised me too when I went to A&E after a dog bit me. That's what they said!

Definately need a tetanus jab!

gal2792t;7656289

Not if you've had 5 in your lifetime. Yes that suprised me too when I … Not if you've had 5 in your lifetime. Yes that suprised me too when I went to A&E after a dog bit me. That's what they said!



I can only ever remember having 1, i had a pencil stabbed right through my hand :x

JACKIT99;7656204

think i had one of those:thumbsup:



Did it look something like this....

http://img.medscape.com/pi/emed/ckb/clinical_procedures/79926-79936-1508207-1513418.jpg

and did you have one of these....

http://img2.timeinc.net/toh/i/g/0807_nailgun/nail-gun-foot.jpg

Dr HUKD

the first place to go for all your medical needs

i did this when i was young had a 5mm thick nail straight in to my foot i bleed like hell still hurts 14 years later

oh - you need a tetanus - as everyone has said - and maybe some antiboitics too

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csamual;7656412

i did this when i was young had a 5mm thick nail straight in to my foot i … i did this when i was young had a 5mm thick nail straight in to my foot i bleed like hell still hurts 14 years later


yeer will probably be same for me ,still have a few splinters stuck in fingers from a few years ago
:thumbsup:

I heard it happened to a fella once and they still talk about it after 2000 years

melipona;7656945

I heard it happened to a fella once and they still talk about it after … I heard it happened to a fella once and they still talk about it after 2000 years



eye lol'd

Hi gal2792t is right if you have had more than 5 tetanus in your life (including baby immunisations) you shouldn't need another one unless it was a deep wound contaminated with soil/manure or very dirty.if you are not sure of your tetanus status or think you may not have had one for 10 yrs+ should maybe phone A&E and check or NHS direct.If covered for tetanus and was a clean/new nail just bathe the area and watch over next few days for any increase swelling or redness.If redness starts to increase mark circle around it with a pen and then you have evidence that infection has spread further outside line-in which case you need to go see your doctor for antibiotics.

I've stood on a couple of nails in bits of wood in my time, and I've never had a tetanus jab (that I know of anyway, I certainly haven't had 5 in my lifetime), and I'm fine, I also got a screw in my hand once when I as garden hopping as a kid. I'd say that it was by no means compuslary to even get it looked at.

Banned

clean it , fill it and seal it with some superglue

Banned

Don't get the 5 jabs thing, I've always been told it's every 10yrs I think I've had 3 now.

Blimey coming onto HUKD with a medical question is a bit dodgy. I'm say in A&E now and am a nurse.
Tetanus is every 10 years or 5 in a lifetime. You should have one.
Weepet69 is right about the whole, looking for signs of infection with swellig and redness etc.
The worrying thing that nobody has mentioned is the numbness. This could be due to neurovascular compromise ie a trapped nerve, nerve damage, altered bllod flow etc. This can be serious and worst cases can lead to compartment syndrome and basically a lot of pain and hospital for many days/weeks and a procedure called a fasciotomy. Also the bone may have been penetrated na dcause a boney infection which again, is a nasty thing.
All likelyhood is that you'll be fine, but why take the chance, go to A&E and get it sorted.

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oplik;7658613

Blimey coming onto HUKD with a medical question is a bit dodgy. I'm say … Blimey coming onto HUKD with a medical question is a bit dodgy. I'm say in A&E now and am a nurse.Tetanus is every 10 years or 5 in a lifetime. You should have one.Weepet69 is right about the whole, looking for signs of infection with swellig and redness etc.The worrying thing that nobody has mentioned is the numbness. This could be due to neurovascular compromise ie a trapped nerve, nerve damage, altered bllod flow etc. This can be serious and worst cases can lead to compartment syndrome and basically a lot of pain and hospital for many days/weeks and a procedure called a fasciotomy. Also the bone may have been penetrated na dcause a boney infection which again, is a nasty thing.All likelyhood is that you'll be fine, but why take the chance, go to A&E and get it sorted.


intresting info there,think should be ok though ,as your a nurse now have another question for you:p
how long will it take for a deep cut to heal,goes into the flesh ,been like it for a week and seems to be oright
thanks for the help:thumbsup:

send it to jigsaw he'll be interested

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