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Which Organism Does Tetanus Usually Infect
What happens if an infected wound is left untreated and won't go away? What if you have had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years?
Infected wound: The germs from an infected would can enter into the blood stream and can seed various organ systems such as brain, heart, liver, kidneys, etc. Your tetanus shot is good for ten years but won't protect you from organisms like strep and staph. Don't be foolish and seek help. ...Read more
1. An individual form of life, such as a plant, animal, bacterium, protist, or fungus; a body made up of organs, organelles, or other parts that work together to carry on the various processes of life. 2. A system regarded as analogous in its structure or functions to a living ...Read more
I had my tetanus shot 3 years ago. I was cut by the door of a locker which caused me to bleed. Should I be worried about getting infected?
Infection alert: You should be covered for tetanus but you could develop a staph or strep infection. Be on the lookout for redness, throbbing or discharge. ...Read more
Yes: Though rare in this country, tetanus discriptions of the patient care from 60 years ago are quite striking. Patients were often kept in darkened rooms with minimal stimulation as a loud noise could set off a muscle spasm that was so violent it could snap bones. Whether this is more urban legend passed down to impressionable med students or not, the descriptions of my staff id guy were memorable. ...Read more
Has there been any cases recorded where clostridium tetani infected human with tetanus by eating food? Thanks
I got a cut using blade or am I infected with tetanus. Do I need to get a tetanus injection or not?
Cut my finger 5 days ago, tetanus up to date- finally starting to heal. As long as its not red or painful then it's not infected, correct?
Can someone that is infected with the tetanus bacteria, be treated if it is progressed moderately and is tetanus disease slow growing or rapid. Is there a blood test to detect tetanus to see if you are infected? The last time I had a tetanus shot was 26
Cut finger on metal 24 hrs ago. Tetanus ok, washed, doesn't look infected. Very tiny bit blood when change bandage. Normal healing or need stitches?
Mgt: If the cut is open and not healing well, then I would advise having it checked. There are steri strips which can help to close the edges of the wound. Neosporin can be used after the area is cleaned gently to decrease healing time. ...Read more
There can be only 1:
If your question is howmany organisms are causing infection in your eye, the answer is only 1
but if you want to know how many organisms can cause eye infection, the answer is many. That incldes bacteria like strep and staph and others, and viruses like adeno virus, herpes zoster virus and others. ...Read more
Stepd on toothpck 2mo ago. Wnt to ER, got Tetnus shot. Spasms/twitches all over, jaw pain/invol head twistng occas. Recov from resp. Infect. Tetanus?
2 months ago I cut my knuckle 3/4" wide really deep down to the knuckle on a can lid. I Used butterfly sutures & it closed nicely. About 2 weeks ago it started getting sore and now it's swelling. Could it be infected? I've had tetanus shot, no meds.
See Dr: Probably OK but might check for osteomyelitis. ...Read more
Tetanus: Tetanus shots are recommended every 10yrs. However, I usually recommend getting one, with an injury, if it's been more than 5yrs. With the new recommendations to get a Tdap, (tetanus, diphtheria AND pertussis) it might be the perfect opportunity to protect you and unimmunized infants, from whooping cough. This replaces the old Td. ...Read more
Rare because of shot: Tetanus spores are everywhere in nature and in high levels in some sites like the soil. Any break in the skin can allow tetanus spores in, where they create an infection that produces tetanus toxin/tetanus as a disease. As long as you completed a primary series & booster within 10 yrs you should be fine. If not get one within a few days. Tend the wound & observe for any sign of infection. ...Read more
S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade? I can't move my neck, not sure if it's my gym or tetanus?
Prevent tetanus: It's unlikely u have tetanus a month after a contaminated injury. Most cases occur about a week or 10 days from the injury. Certain wounds are more likely than others to lead to tetanus-what's necessary is for the organisms to grow and produce toxin. Deep wounds, crush injuries, dirt contamination etc are risks. Would make sure your vaccines are up to date- tetanus is an awful disease. Hope u c MD ...Read more
Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?
If you got rust in a scratch that didn't bleed can u get tetanus? If so how long does it take to show symptoms? No booster since childhood
Paralyzes breathing: Tetanus makes the muscles contract all at the same time, which is very painful and eventually makes it impossible to breathe. If someone gets tetanus, and it happens because people can't get or refuse immunization, nowadays we can paralyze the patient and put him/her on a ventilator until the disease subsides. ...Read more
Depends: Small dirty cuts are openings in the skin that can allow the tetanus spores to grow in your tissue. It doesn't take many to start the process ; lead to tetanus. If you've had a booster within 5 yrs, just clean the cut ; watch for problems. If no booster, or you never completed the primary series, you should get one. Today they have the tdap which actually boosts you for tetanus, diphtheria ; pertussis. ...Read more
Depends on situation: To maintain protection over a lifetime booster shots every 10 years are recommended. If you work in & around gardens & other soil based terrain on a regular basis, or have a cut after 5 years in such a setting, a booster may be reasonable. This is based on one having had the basic tetanus series in the past. ...Read more
Depends: Treatment of tetanus depends on the patient, type of tetanus and severity. The earlier in the disease tetanus is detected, the course of treatment can be shorter. Giving Tetanus Immune Globulin also helps the shorten the treatment time. Recovery also depends if you have localized tetanus or generalized. ...Read more
About 30-50 cases of tetanus are reported to the cdc annually in the us, and unlike in the past, only about 15-25% die. This low # is attributed to the high vaccination rate.
As a starting point, for more information, see: http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5203a1.Htm. ...Read more
Tetanus: Gosh! It so rare-- and thankfully so! As name suggests-- muscle go through involuntary spasms or tetany--- usually triggered by sound, water, airwaves. As and when it progresses, the spasm of muscles of wind pipe-- is life threatening! ...Read more
Yes: Until it is clear that the case of tetanus is, "very mild" and is not. In fact, progressive a person with tetanus should be hospitalized and treated with anti-toxin, antibiotics, and placed in a quiet, dimly lit environment, usually in an intensive care setting. If the disease is not progressive the patient can then be treated on a regular unit until recovered, . ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: If you get a wound -- even a fairly trivial one -- that gets contaminated with tetanus, your muscles will go into cramps so severe that eventually you can't breathe and you'll either have to be a ventilator or you'll die. Before immunization, this was commonplace. Don't be a sucker. Do what you need to do. ...Read more
Booster at ten years: While I cannot answer your question specifically, it is good to get a booster dose of tetanus vaccine every ten years. ...Read more
Depends on location: Neonatal tetanus is more common in situations where mom was never immunized or incompletely immunized leaving the baby without maternal protection at birth. Add that to the localized practices & problems result. Cutting the cord with a contaminated blade, or the application of dung (practiced in some cultures) to speed cord stump separation & there's a good chance baby will get neonatal tetanus. ...Read more