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Do I Need A Tetanus Shot Because Of A Kitchen Grease Burn I Have
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
I got a tetanus shot on Friday and it now has a large red circle that is raised. It is burning/itchy/red. Also have latex allergy - bandaid maybe?
Side effects: Immunizations can have local reactions or side effects that most often are not serious. With the tetanus shot one can often times have the symptoms you described for several days after the shot. Warm compresses can help. If symptoms worsen (red streaks going away from the shot site, fever, or production of pus) you should be seen to be sure you didn't get a secondary skin infection (uncommon). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tetanus shot 3/9 due to 2nd degree burn. Today i feel three hard bumps all together & a little tender. Should it feel like bumps on injection site?
It happens: It is not unusual for there to be a slight local reaction like you describe, with a little bit of swelling in the tissues under the skin (that's called induration in doctor talk). Tenderness also common for a couple of days. Can try cool compress on area, gentle massage, but take it as a sign that your body is mounting an appropriate response to the vaccine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I haven't had a booster and i am 66 years old do i need a tetanus shot because i have a bad cut from a kitchen appliance.
Tetanus: You need a booster because you're 66 and haven't had one in many years however it is unrelated to the kitchen appliances. That Miss Liz on Rusty anoxic areas and will affect humans from dirty rusty instruments I will assume your kitchen appliances a relatively clean and rust free ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it has been 10 or: More years since your last tetanus shot or you don't know when your last tetanus shot - then yes, you need a tetanus shot. ...Read more
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If you've had a booster within 10 yrs you don't need one. ...Read more
Small cut from metal table in kitchen. Disinfected. I have dr appt. in 48 hrs. Am I ok to wait until then to get tetanus shot? Last one was 12 yrs ago
I cut my finger today with a kitchen knife that had been recently been professionally sharpened. I have not had a tetanus shot. Will it be ok?
Last 48 hours i've had increasedmuscle spasms all over my body/immense pain in my neck. Cut myself with a kitchen knife puncture wound last week but haven't had tetanus shot in 12 years should I worry?
Yes: While the anecdotal time frame is to get a tetanus immunization every 10 years there is no accurate telling that your immunization is still effective. Your symptoms and the length of time since your injury could be the early symptoms of tetanus. I would advise you to see an infectious disease specialist or a neurologist asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cut myself with kitchen knife >10 years since tetanus shot. A week later neck is stiff as are arms and legs should I be concerned? Went to pcp he says its a viral infection does this sound correct?
Depends: For those who completed the primary tetanus series & have had a booster within 10 years, cleaning of a simple fresh wound & proper closure would be ok. If a dirty wound, soil or rocks etc . > 5y from last booster would leave you at some risk. If the primary series was never complete or you are past the protected zone, a booster and infiltration of the wound with antitoxin might be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a very small minor cut about 1/4 inch from a rusty paper clip. A tiny piece of black dust got stuck in it overnight . Do I need a tetanus shot?
I cut my self with an exposed metal on a plastic bag holder. I didn't see any rust on it as far as i know but not 100% sure. Do i need a tetanus shot?
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