Children between one and two years are very prone to accidents and injuries due to the stupidity with which even walk because they want to explore and learn about the world around them.
This makes them suffer various types of wounds in a way almost constant that is a situation for which you have the adequate preparation. Then we give some advice after your child has received a wound with a rusty or dirty object.
The first thing you think of that moment is the vaccine against tetanus, but it depends on the vaccines your child has already received at the time. This vaccine usually is part of those that apply to regular two, four, six and fifteen months, and is in charge of protecting your child against the disease, which is potentially fatal and is caused by bacteria, that enters the body through a wound.
It is best to call your child’s doctor if you are not sure if you have received this vaccine and if it has, but less than three times, the doctor may put it at the time. If the wound is more serious than you thought, your doctor may give an injection with human tetanus immunoglobulin, which contains antibodies that help fight tetanus infection directly.
However, you must prevent this kind of injury at home, avoiding sharp or pointy objects are available to your child as well as preventing drawers with knives or scissors are low enough for them to open. It also prevents run with sharp objects in hand such as pencils and if you go somewhere if shoes, check that there are no nails or other sharp objects on the floor.