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Chances Of Getting Tetanus
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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