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

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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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 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

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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.?

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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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?

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?

Yes: Some will have a localized reaction to the vaccine that usually resolves within 48 -72 hrs. Some bandaids also have latex, although I always sought to keep latex free on hand for my patients. The latex rash would more likely be the shape of the bandaid. If the nurse/doc used latex gloves while preparing/giving the shot, you may it may have triggered a reaction. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What do you suggest if i had a cut from a kitchen knife will i need a tetanus shot?

What do you suggest if i had a cut from a kitchen knife will i need a tetanus shot?

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

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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.

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 more

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I cut my finger with a kitchen knife do I need a tetanus shot?

I cut my finger with a kitchen knife do I need a tetanus shot?

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