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Chances Of Getting Tetanus
Some basics: Tetanus spores, like dust, are everywhere in the environment and in higher concentration outside and I soils. They can enter any break in the skin like regular germs. Over time they emerge and establish a germ infection and begin to make the toxin that causes tetanus. If you've had a tetanus booster within 10 yrs you only need to worry about a regular germ infection, if not, get one. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting tetanus, i.endocarditis, sepsis, bacteremia if you got amoxicillin 30 min before gettin cut by dirty blade desinfec KMnO4?
Strange question: Was this a fraternity initiation or some other odd ceremony? A knife is disinfected with potassium permanganate but still dirty, you're given a prophylactic antibiotic and then cut with it. Phone your physician. You'll need a tetanus booster and watch the wound for signs of infection. If you take endocarditis prophylaxis at the dentist, your physician will advise you. ...Read more
Tetanus: Tetanus is a rare occurrence nowadays because of vaccination. If you were immunized as a child before you entered kindergarten and have received a tetanus booster every ten years, you should be safe. If you work in healthcare, are pregnant or will be exposed to a young infant in your family, it is recommended that you receive dtap instead of the regualr td vaccine. ...Read more
What are the chances of getting tetanus through a scratch with no blood and being cleaned? Is the risk low or no?
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The Tetanus germ can only enter your body if there is a cut in the skin. And that too if you have not been actively immunized against Tetanus and your last booster was more than 10 years ago.
So every one who is worried about Tetanus should get their DT or Tdap booster every 10 years as an adult if you had your active immunization as a child ...Read more
Though the chances may be small the cut needs to be examined and your tetanus brought up to date.
The consequences if ignored are great. ...Read more
Have been cut today by a contaminated instrument, I took oral amoxycillin and desinfected the wound with KMnO4. What is the chance of getting Tetanus?
Contaminated tool: If you are up to date with your tetanus shots, you should be protected. Up-to-date means you got a shot less than 10 years ago. If you do not have a record or cannot remember, get a booster shot. If the contamination is with blood, there are other concerns and a consult should be arranged. Swelling, pain, redness, fever are all signs of infection, should be reason to immediately seek medical care. ...Read more
Hi. I just got hurt by rusty handle end. I didn't bleed. What are the chances of me getting tetanus??
If a healthy adult male received minor shrapnel wounds from an explosion in a cold environment, what are the chances of him getting tetanus?
Immunized?: Hopefully the only context in which one would receive shrapnel wounds is during military service. All US military members are immunized against tetanus, so you should not be too concerned about tetanus. Whether military or not, check immunization history. Other skin infections would be more likely with puncture wounds, so maintain medical care and monitoring until resolved. ...Read more
From skin injury: Tetanus is an infection that occurs through a break in the skin. It is caused by a bacteria that lives everywhere, especially in soil or on dirty and dusty surfaces. You can get it from any cut or scrape of the skin, if your tetanus vaccine status is not up to date. Get a tetanus shot every 5-10 years. ...Read more
Tetanus: acquired through contaminated skin wound, traumatic injury, penetrating wound inflicted by a dirty object: nail, splinter, fragment of glass, unsterile injection, animal bites, abscesses (including dental), piercings, burns, intestinal surgery, gangrene, etc. But, a rare case may have no h/o trauma.
If someone ingest tetanus bacteria, they usually don't get tetanus. ...Read more
Tetanus: While any open wound can be a source of tetanus, it is more common in wounds contaminated by dirt, feces, soil or saliva. It is also more like to occur as a result of puncture wounds, crush or avulsion injuries, burns, or necrotic/devitalized tissue. It is always wise to be current on vaccinations and if a person is behind who has an open wound, call your physician to get them updated. ...Read more
Maybe, maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores to enter and create an infection. Those germs produce the toxins that cause tetanus. A rusty nail is a classic exposure. If you had a booster within 10 years & cleaned up the wound after receiving it, you are likely immune. If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein. As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus. Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might. A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read more
To avoid disease: This germ is found worldwide as a containment of the soil or surfaces. Any cut can allow the germs to enter and multiply in any wound ; elaborate their toxins that produce tetanus, severe muscle spasms that last a week or more in those who survive. ...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
Hi. Cut myself with a knife a week ago. I don't think I have any tetanus symptoms but if had can I get a shot and be OK? Thanks
Possibly: The processes which produce gangrene imply the loss of nutrient blood supply to tissue thru infection triggered blood clots, frostbite, etc. As the skin begins to break down the open areas could be contaminated by tetanus spores & tetanus germs could contaminate that wound & produce tetanus. However, gangreen can exist without tetanus germs & have a variety of other germs that are just as deadly. ...Read more
Getting Tetanus: You get tetanus from exposure to the bacterium, clostridium tetani. It is uncommon to acquire tetanus from eating contaminated dirt, but it is possible. Most of the time an open wound, such as a cut, is exposed to the bacterium. Anytime a cut occurs, especially if there is a puncture wound, a tetanus shot should be given, especially if it has been a few years since the last vaccination. ...Read more
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap. ...Read more
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