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Saint Petersburg, FL
A 61-year-old female asked about a 65-year-old male:

Husband's last tetanus shot-about 15 yrs ago-left a red raised round lump size of half an apple. was this an allergic reaction? doc didn't seem to kno

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
May be allergy: It would be wise to see an allergist before considering another booster.Some people can develop a significant reaction to the tetanus toxoid used in the shot, or other components of the vaccine.
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