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Tetanus Shot After Injury
Depends: The recommendations vary depending on past vaccine history and wound. If the vaccine series was completed within the past 5 years and the wound minor & cleaned quickly, none needed. After 5-10yr, not unless wound is complex or dirty.At>10yr yes for all wounds within 24hrs.If never vaccinated or initial series not complete, the sooner the better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If immunity takes two weeks to build after tetanus shot but tetanus incubation is as little as 3 to 8 days, then why does shot after injury work?
Better late: than never if your vaccines are not up to date. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have it checked for a secondary infection at the same time. ...Read more
It's been more than 10 years since my last tetanus shot. Shall i take it as a precaution? Or wait for when i need it (e.G. In case of injury?)
You may not notice : Tetanus spores are everywhere in the environment & need only a break in the skin to set up and begin the low grade infection that creates tetanus toxin.Waiting until you have in injury that you believe may be a problem may be too late.At 38, the best booster for you covers tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis, which helps protect you & prevents you from giving whooping cough to a vulnerable young infant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 36 hours since i got the injury through bike accident,i did not take tetanus shot but i took medicines just now,should i worry of infection?
I may have punctured my shin bone with a rusty nail. I got a tetanus shot but 4 months later i'm getting severe bone pain at the point of the injury.
FewMinutesTo2to3days: Most of the time Tetanus shot given as DT or Tdap as combination shot with Diptheria and Pertussis only causes pain or discomfort at the time of injection.But some times you can get a reaction to the shot with little swelling at the site of injection and hurt may last 2to3 days In children it is always given as DPT and also given with 2or3 other shots and hurt may be due to multiple shots 2to3days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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