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I got a small cut on my hand by the

Patient: I got a small cut on my hand by the fence in my school. Will it cause an infection?

 

 

Doctor: Hi.Thanks for your query.Cut in the hand; certainly you can get an infection as the fence will always be not clea n and you can get your wound infected.You should consult a Doctor to get a Tetanus shot as well as proper cleaning and dressing of the wound and additional medicines prescribed by Him. This may need an antibiotic to avoid infection.I hope this answer helps you.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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