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how long does a tetanus shot last

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The best answer is it depends on lifestyle. For the average person at 11, the coverage should be effective for 10 years if the child completed the pri ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Usually: Usually most discomfort resolves within 3 to 4 days.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Emil Mondoa
39 years experience Pediatrics
Tetanus Shot: A series of shots are given during childhood, but thereafter a booster shot is needed every 10 years, but as a practical matter, when I see people in ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
With Tetanus: It is better not to delay if your shot is out of date.
A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Call your doctor now: This isn't a normal response to be lasting 72 hours. Call your doctor, and go in for an ad on/ walk in appt. now. If you have shortness of breadth wit ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Reasonable thought: Tetanus spores can be planted in such a bite & you are at the far end of the range of protection by the 2012 booster. It would reduce tetanus risk ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Infection?: If it hurts but there's no swelling, redness, or pus draining from the incision, then you just need to wait it out. Elevating the hand will help. Bu ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Holt
Dr. Ray Holt answered
27 years experience Family Medicine
Typically 3-4 days: Use some tylenol (acetaminophen). It will help.
A female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
29 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: it will go away in a week. if you have pain, tender swelling or discharge, then see your physician
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