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rust poisoning?

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by rental, Oct 16, 2001.

  1. rental

    rental Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Jul 1, 2001 Messages: 7,641 Likes Received: 1
    i have a couple of scratches on my hand which are all infected. the only thing i can think of them being from is when i hopped a fence i might have scratched it.

    what happens when people dont get tetanus shots when they need to? i mean, i know you're supposed to get them if you've like stepped on a rusty nail or something, but what are they really for?just wondering...
  2. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    tetanus is a bacteria that thrives in low oxygen enviorments...that cut on your skin is the perfect breeding grounds for it...unfortunately it excretes a toxin that cause your muscles to become stiff. normally the jaw will stiffin first and lock up hence the nickname for tetnus, "lockjaw", if left untreated the muscles will become so stiff that they could break bones. if you have tetanus it is important to see your doctor imeadiately as so he can prescribe antitoxins and perhaps give a tetanus booster.
  3. Smart

    Smart Dirty Dozen Crew

    Joined: Apr 14, 2000 Messages: 17,017 Likes Received: 177
    rust poisoning? I think you should be worrying about tetnus... you'll know if you've got it if you get lockjaw in the next couple days... good luck with that...
  4. inkjunkie34

    inkjunkie34 Senior Member

    Joined: Jun 9, 2001 Messages: 1,614 Likes Received: 0
    its not likely but tetnus can kill you
  5. Dirty_habiT

    Dirty_habiT Administrator

    Joined: Mar 8, 2001 Messages: 18,128 Likes Received: 76
    You could get lockjaw.