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What are my chances i get tetanus if i was pricked by a needle while working outside?

What are my chances i get tetanus if i was pricked by a needle while working outside?

Booster needed: Pretty rare. But if you haven't had tetanus booster in the last ten years get one to protect yourself. Tetanus is a slow growing organism, so you have time to get that booster, but don't procrastinate too long. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Could you tell me what are my chances of getting tetanus?

Could you tell me what are my chances of getting tetanus?

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

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What are the chances of getting tetanus through a scratch with no blood and being cleaned? Is the risk low or no?

What are the chances of getting tetanus through a scratch with no blood and being cleaned? Is the risk low or no?

Next to zero: With no bleeding at all, the penetration was so shallow that it would be almost impossible to transmit tetanus into your bloodstream. However, if you have not had a tetanus shot in more than 10 years you should get one which will protect you from the next deeper cut. ...Read more

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What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

What is the chance of getting tetanus from going barefoot at the beach?

Only if there isCut&: 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

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What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?

What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?

Small: 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

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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

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Hi..I just got hurt by rusty handle end..I didn't bleed..what are the chances of me getting tetanus??

Hi..I just got hurt by rusty handle end..I didn't bleed..what are the chances of me getting tetanus??

Low: If it didn't puncture the skin, the chances of tetanus are low especially if you have had a tetanus shot within the last 10 years. ...Read more

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If a healthy adult male received minor shrapnel wounds from an explosion in a cold environment, what are the chances of him 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

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Can you get tetanus more than once?

Can you get tetanus more than once?

Yes: Survivors do not retain permanent immunity to tetanus. Vaccination with tetanus toxoid is recomended to survivors. ...Read more

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