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When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxiod in prophylactic treatment?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Dirty injury: If originally vaccinated all it requires is a "wound booster" at the time of injury. This applies to a dirty, penetrating wound such as a nail in the foot.

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When is it appropriate to use tetanus toxoid in prophylactic treatment?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Odd question: Tetanus toxoid is routinely given every decade to maintain tetanus immunity.It is often combined with other vaccines tha benefit from a boost.

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