A 56-year-old male asked:
do we require antibiotic prophylaxis and tetanus vaccine each and every time we get an injury?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 25 years experience
No: Depending on the injury and symptoms, antibiotics can be prescribed if needed but if a booster tetanus has been within 5 years, giving another tetanus is most likely not needed.
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Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: You do not provide enough basic information for an answer to be formulated. If you wish, start over and provide more info. The questions are not linked.
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Cardiology 41 years experience
Depends: A tetanus vaccine lasts for several years. Antibiotics may or not be needed, depending on the type and site of the injury.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2017
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