My 5yo daughter stepped on a rusty nail - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-08-2012, 05:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
homeschoolingmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Today while playing outside, my 5yo daughter stepped on a rusty nail.  It went in a bit and then we squeezed it to bleed it out.  Do you think we should be bringing her in for a shot?  She is unvaccinated.  Also, how long do we have until we have to bring her in?  Our family doctor isn't in until Monday.  I would rather not bring her to emerg and wait for hrs and have a doctor lecture me on not vax'ing.  Thanks.

homeschoolingmama is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-23-2012, 12:35 PM
Administrator
 
cynthia mosher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Arabia!
Posts: 38,755
Mentioned: 21 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 113 Post(s)

Bumping for Dr. Sears attention. :)


cynthia mosher is offline  
Old 01-17-2013, 02:04 PM
 
DrBobSears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Sorry I missed your question earlier.  How did she end up doing?

DrBobSears is offline  
Old 02-03-2013, 11:14 AM - Thread Starter
 
homeschoolingmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

We ended up bringing her to the doctors.  He said he wouldn't be worried but gave us some penicillin just in case.  She is fine now.  Thank you.

What do you suggest we do should this happen again?

homeschoolingmama is online now  
Old 03-25-2013, 04:31 PM
 
DrBobSears's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 321
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Tetanus is so rare (only about 1 young child each year in the U.S.) that I rarely recommend tetanus shots for an injury in unvaxed kids. I'd only do it for really deep, dirty, outdoor wounds.

DrBobSears is offline  
Old 03-25-2013, 07:21 PM - Thread Starter
 
homeschoolingmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 945
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)

Thank you for your advice.  I really appreciate it.

homeschoolingmama is online now  
 

Tags
Bob
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off