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Do I need a tetanus shot after I got a kitchen grease burn on my arm?

Do I need a tetanus shot after I got a kitchen grease burn on my arm?

Most likely no: I am going to assume that you have had your basic series of three tetanus injections, and have had a booster in the last ten years. Otherwise, go get one. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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Do I need a tetanus shot because of a kitchen grease burn I have.?

Tetanus: You need a tetanus shot every ten years. If you are treated for an injury/trauma (such as a burn), your physician may choose to give a tetanus booster if you can't remember how long it has been since your last booster. ...Read more

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What can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

What  can be applied to a swollen arm after a tetanus shot?

Cold compress: Taking Ibuprofen 2 doses, 8 hours apart, would also help alleviating pain or discomfort associated. ...Read more

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I was bitten by my cat about 17 days ago. Didnt get a tetanus shot until about 1&1/2 wks. Later the site looks fine. But im having burning. And discomfort in my spine. Do you think it could be the tetanus bacteria.?

I was bitten by my cat about 17 days ago. Didnt get a tetanus shot until about 1&1/2 wks. Later the site looks fine. But im having burning. And discomfort in my spine. Do you think it could be the tetanus bacteria.?

Unlikely, but...: If you had any prior tetanus vaccines, the odds of contracting tetanus is slim. But, if you are having spasms & stiffness in your jaw muscles, neck muscles, or abdominal muscles; or, if you're having difficulty swallowing--this would be worrisome. Painful body spasms, lasting for several minutes, triggered by minor occurrences, such as a draft, loud noise, physical touch or light, then beware. ...Read more

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How long might a tetanus shot make your arm sore?

How long might a tetanus shot make your arm sore?

Not long: The soreness should go away after a couple of days. If it has been more than 7 to 10 days, call your doctor to check it. ...Read more

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How long should an arm ache for after a tetanus shot?

It varies: Everything you ever wanted to know about all immunizations, including the tetanus vaccine can be found at- http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/ great material there. Will answer all possible questions. In my experience, if someone is pretty active, they will notice the site being "sore" for a few hours to a day or so. ...Read more

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How long is my arm going to hurt after getting a tetanus shot?

How long is my arm going to hurt after getting a tetanus shot?

Few Minutes to2-3DAY: Most of the time there is only slight pain or discomfort lasting few minute.But some patients get a local reaction with swelling and pain and may last 2to3 days Most adult patients in my experience do not complain of pain at all.Children will cry when the shot is given.Some children may get a reaction and will be fussy for couple of days and may have slight swelling as we give more than one shot ...Read more

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I had a combined tetanus shot a week ago. i shave severe pain shootin through my arm still, if i move it other then close to the body. what is this?

I had a combined tetanus shot a week ago. i shave severe pain shootin through my arm still, if i move it other then close to the body. what is this?

Side effect: while any vaccine can cause soreness at the site of injection, tetanus can cause pain involoving the whole arm for few days, try over-the -counter pain killers, but take them on regular basis for 2 -3 days, if symptoms persist or you develop more symtoms, please seek medical attention, good luck ...Read more

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How long should a tetanus shot keep your arm sore?

How long should a tetanus shot keep your arm sore?

Could be several day: Generally this is mild and does not last very long. If it persists past three days and is not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How long is it normal for an arm ache after a tetanus shot?

How long is it normal for an arm ache after a tetanus shot?

Ice packs: If site of injection is painful apply ice packs for 20 minutes 4 times daily. It will help to relieve pain. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm and its red and hurts?

I had a tetanus shot  and now a few days later I have a big lump on my arm  and its red and hurts?

An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Long story short, my brothers cat attacked me and I have more than a few scratches on my lower arm. Do I need to see a doctor for a tetanus shot?

Long story short, my brothers cat attacked me and I have more than a few scratches on my lower arm. Do I need to see a doctor for a tetanus shot?

No; however...: The tetanus spores are surprisingly common in our environment but tetanus is rare; tetanus can not grow in an environment with oxygen so the only wounds that have a risk of tetanus are deep puncture wounds. Scratches will never cause tetanus, But you might get other bacterial infections like Cat Scratch Fever (Bartonella). Clean the wound well & watch for infection.See https://tinyurl.com/khla9r6 ...Read more