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How effective is tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (td)?

How effective is tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (td)?

93-99%+: Drug company data submitted for review show the vaccine produces a 4x or better increase in protective response in 93-99% of the study group. Researchers consider the 4x boost evidence of protection. Given the decline of tetanus to 40 or less per year in the US it appears something is going well. ...Read more

Diphtheria (Definition)

A potentially fatal, contagious disease that usually involves the nose, throat, and air passages, but may also infect the skin. Its most striking feature is the formation of a grayish membrane covering the tonsils and upper ...Read more


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Does tetanus toxoid prophylaxis within 24 to 36 hours of an injury work?

Does tetanus toxoid prophylaxis within 24 to 36 hours of an injury work?

Yes: You do want to thouroughly clense the area of injury as soon as possible to reduce the chance of infection by any agent. A tetanus booster, if needed can be delayed a day or more and still help stop tetanus, but the sooner it is given the better. ...Read more

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Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Rigors without illness after tetanus toxoid. Allergy?

Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine?

What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and pertussis vaccine?

Ingredients: The acellular pertussis vaccines is now recommended to be given at least once to all adults. There is no recommendation for more than 1 adult booster, but I would not be surprised to see it given for every booster (7-10 yrs) in the future. The other differences are related to the specific type of antigens and quatity in each vaccine. Antigens are the material that triggers your immunity. ...Read more

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How effective is tetanus-diphtheria toxoid (td)?

93-99%+: Drug company data submitted for review show the vaccine produces a 4x or better increase in protective response in 93-99% of the study group. Researchers consider the 4x boost evidence of protection. Given the decline of tetanus to 40 or less per year in the US it appears something is going well. ...Read more

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What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing tetanus toxoid?

What’s the difference between all the vaccines containing tetanus toxoid?

Pertussis or Not: There are currently 4 tetanus containing vaccines. Dtap and tdap protect against tetanus pertussis (whooping cough) and diptheria. Dt and td do not protect against pertussis. ...Read more

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How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

How do I know if I should get a tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more

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Are there any reactions of getting injected with tetanus toxoid while on depovera shot?

Are there any reactions of getting injected with tetanus toxoid while on depovera shot?

Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...Read more

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Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Agressive management: Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management. The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response (which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs. ...Read more

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I received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. I am worried about hyper immunization? Will I be sick in future bcuz of it

I received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. I am worried about hyper immunization? Will I be sick in future bcuz of it

No: All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus toxoid vaccine?

Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Who should not receive tetanus toxoid?

Prior serious rxn: Those with a prior serious reaction to toxoid should avoid it. Those at significant risk of tetanus could pursue an evaluation with an allergist to identify which component of the vaccine that caused the rxn and go thru specific desensitization procedures. This could allow someone to continue updating the vaccine. Also, drs can check the blood and verify you still have protective antibodies. ...Read more

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When should I take tetanus toxoid shot?

Tetanus booster: Tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Currently, the incidence of whooping has been increasing so if you need a tetanus booster, the current recommendation is to get tdap - tetanus combined with dipththeria and wooping cough (pertussis) vaccines. ...Read more

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When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid?

When I should repeat inj tetanus toxoid?

Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: tetanus toxoid?

Tetanus shot: Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when injected into the arm. ...Read more

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What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date (>10y) it is time to get one. ...Read more

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Does tetanus toxoid prophylaxis within 24 to 36 hours of an injury work?

Yes: You do want to thouroughly clense the area of injury as soon as possible to reduce the chance of infection by any agent. A tetanus booster, if needed can be delayed a day or more and still help stop tetanus, but the sooner it is given the better. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the dose of tetanus toxoid after any road traffic accident?

Please help! What is the dose of tetanus toxoid after any road traffic accident?

See below: Unless there was an injury with puncture of open wound you would not need a tetanus shot and only then if your tetanus shots are out of date. ...Read more

Tetanus Toxoid (Definition)

Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when ...Read more


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