It bled, and I cleaned it with water, didn't have any hydrogen or whatever you're supposed to clean wounds with, and applied Melagel, which is a tea tree medicine. Anything else I should be doing to it? I have it lightly covered with gauze right now because she's playing outside....I'm always a freak about cuts/scrapes because my kids are unvaccinated, and tetanus is always a concern of mine. Any thoughts/words of encouragement greatly appreciated!!!!!
My 2 unvaxed girls are always getting cuts and scrapes. I try to clean them with hydrogen peroxide when they happen, but quite often they don't get cleaned until they hit the bathtub at night. I know the tetanus fear, as I do sometimes start worrying about it too. If there was a thimerisol free tetanus only shot I would consider it. But remember it is so rare and when it does occur it is almost never in healthy children. Kids get cuts and scrapes all the time (at least mine do). They are more likely to get hurt doing a million other things than getting tetanus..... :)
Something similar happened with my daughter. Took her to my ped since I can actually trust him. Told him I flushed the wound with water because we were at a hotel and didn't have hydrogen peroxide. He told me that was fine and that he doesn't recommend hydrogen peroxide because it can do more harm than good. Freaked me out too, but she was fine :) We selectively vax so she did get a tetanus just because she "needed" it anyway (for pertussis) but Dr. said she didn't need it for the wound.
Anyway, what I'm trying to say is, don't think you need to worry, especially since it's not a deep wound.
Ok, I am FREAKING OUT. My daughter just came to me and said her neck is sore on both sides. Her words were, if I turn my head, it feels like it's breaking'. My husband said when he saw her in bed this morning, her body was all contorted, so she probably just hurt her neck that way. She hurt her leg 11 days ago. Should I be taking her to Children's hospital? Should I wait to see how today goes? I'm feeling very scared right now! :(
If she was sleeping contorted, then that's probably what the issue is. Some basic stretching exercises, make sure she gets lots of fluids, and rest if needed.
Does her leg look infected or anything? If not, then I wouldn't be concerned.
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i have 4 unvaxed kids aged 24-16 never any problems with many many various cuts n scrapes thru out their childhood/early teens....never had an issue with tetanus, nor have i even heard of anyone in our state who has contracted it, and i've been here 15yrs now.