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safety pin stab?

May 24, 2013

I was wearing flip flops outside and stepped on a safety pin that stabbed the bottom of my foot. Should I be worried about any diseases? Should I do anything?

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- Bacterial infections can certainly occur this way - so if the wound does not look like it is healing well I would see a doctor to prescribe antibiotics. I would not be worried at all about HIV transmission however. take care. LHW

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