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Do You Get Tetanus From Gangrene
Possibly: The processes which produce gangrene imply the loss of nutrient blood supply to tissue thru infection triggered blood clots, frostbite, etc. As the skin begins to break down the open areas could be contaminated by tetanus spores & tetanus germs could contaminate that wound & produce tetanus. However, gangreen can exist without tetanus germs & have a variety of other germs that are just as deadly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Serious infection: Gas gangrene occurs from certain types of invasive bacteria that either enter the skin through a wound, or less commonly intestinal organisms that could leak into tissues through a hole. These are rapidly serious invasive infections that do not occur very often. Can be more common in diabetes or other immune deficiency situations. Needs emergency aggressive antibiotic therapy and often surgery. ...Read more
Yes: Cold exposure that's severe enough to cause frostbite can also cause hypothermia. When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs don't work correctly. Left untreated, hypothermia eventually leads to complete failure of your heart and respiratory system and to death. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Getting Tetanus: You get tetanus from exposure to the bacterium, clostridium tetani. It is uncommon to acquire tetanus from eating contaminated dirt, but it is possible. Most of the time an open wound, such as a cut, is exposed to the bacterium. Anytime a cut occurs, especially if there is a puncture wound, a tetanus shot should be given, especially if it has been a few years since the last vaccination. ...Read more
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
Tetanus EVERY 5-10yr: If a wound is dirty (contaminated with dirt/wood/metal etc.) and your last tetanus shot was >5 years ago then you may need a tetanus shot. With whooping cough epidemics all over the country it is best to get a tdap shot (tetanus+whooping cough) anyway. Generally, you need a tetanus shot every 10 years no matter the situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No, it is a fungus: Ringworm is actually not a worm but a fungal infection. It usually responds to over the counter anti fungal creams like clotrimazole applied three times daily until rash resolves. The fungus can be contagious through direct contact so keep the area covered. It may take a few weeks for the rash to resolve. ...Read more
Possible: Any cut can get infected. It is rare but possible for a simple cut to become infected and progress into sepsis which is a systemic infection in the blood stream and can lead to death. It is a good idea to clean and apply topical antibiotics to any cuts to prevent infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If someone sneezes on you what can you to get rid of the germs that you got so you do not get sick.? how to kill germs?.
Sneeze: Use hand sanitizer and wash/rinse exposed skin. A change of clothes is also a good idea. ...Read more
Are you saying...: ...That you cut yourself with a rusty blade, or stepped on a rusty nail? If so, you'll need a tetanus shot if you haven't had one in ~5 years. Soap (antibacterial or otherwise) will help cleanse the wound, but if the object is rusty it's probably dirty too, so infection is a real possibility. See your doctor. Btw, there is no such thing as "rust poisoning.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
From age 9 to 26: The currently approved vaccine Gardasil is recommended for both males/females age 9 through 26. It is a series of 3 doses and if you started first dose while 26, you should/can finish the series even after turning 27--and most insurance would cover that. It is not approved for other age groups, yet. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Puncture Wound: Die..... If it gets out of control...Yes. I hope you would not let it get that far.. Puncture wounds many times are followed by infections. And, in the foot....That could be a disaster. It is always better to see a physician, get examined.....And get an antibiotic and maybe a tetnus shot.....Always better safe than sorry ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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