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Do i need to get a tetanus shot

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe: Any wound can be contaminated by tetanus spores. If the dog was vaccinated against rabies it does not protect you from the other germs/tetanus that ca... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
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No: If it's been less than 10 years, you should be ok.
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
GET seen,GET Tetanus: Human bites can be as dangerous as or even more dangerous than animal bites because of the types of bacteria in the human mouth. First aid is: wash ... Read More
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Yes.: For human and animal bites you should be getting a tetanus shot if you're not up to date (having one within the past 5-10 years). If you can't remem... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Maybe: Cat bites can transmit bacteria, so keep the area clean and watch for any fever or redness, swelling, pus in the area. See your doctor if any of these... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alec Hochstein
Podiatry 24 years experience
Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe a... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Low T?: No T booster needed specifically for that, but you should get a tetanus booster about every ten years. Check your shot records.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
Usually not: As long as tetanus vaccination status is current, minor injury does not require tetanus shot.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Tetanus has nothing: to do with bedbugs, so no need for tetanus because of that. He should still make sure he's up to date on his tetanus vaccine in general (within 10 yea... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
7-10 years: As an adult every 7-10 years.If you have not yet had a pertussis booster, get it now.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Call your doctor: You can get this shot at your doctor's, an immunizing pharmacist, or the local public health department.

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