Anonymous asked: is it likely that self harm wounds will get infected? I haven't had my tetanus shot and am terrified of needles and don't really want to get tetanus; so is it very likely? may seem a stupid q, sorry
yes it is likely but at the same time its not. there are a LOT of factors put in. like how dirty the blade is. if its a rusty blade, just throw it away bc the rust can give you tetanus and you would have to go to the hospital. even if your skin is dirty you can get an infection. but even if your skin is clean along with the blade you can get airbone infections as well, so you MUSt cover the cuts. i cant stress that enough. you need to bandage it if you cant, get a CLEAN t shirt and cover it that way.