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Do you get tetanus from gangrene?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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Gangrene (Definition)

A medical term describing the death of body tissue ...Read more


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How do you get gas gangrene?

How do you get gas gangrene?

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

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Can you die from frostbite if you don't get an amputation?

Can you die from frostbite if you don't get an amputation?

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 more

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Can you get tetanus from eating dirt?

Can you get tetanus from eating dirt?

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

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When do you have to get the tetanus booster?

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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How badly do I have to bleed from a wound to need another tetanus shot?

How badly do I have to bleed from a wound to need another tetanus shot?

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 more

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How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

How do you get septicemia from tonsillitis?

Spread: The bacterial that have nestled down in your tonsils for a feast can spread into the blood directly or produce toxic byproducts that cause systemic (body-wide) illness. ...Read more

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Do you get ringworms from being dirty?

Do you get ringworms from being dirty?

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

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I'm just wondering, if you have adrenaline and get stabbed or shot do you die quicker?

I'm just wondering, if you have adrenaline and get stabbed or shot do you die quicker?

Is there a: New internet myth about adrenalin? If you are shot or stabbed your body will naturally produce adrenaline in an effort to help keep you alive. It's supposed to do that, and it will. ...Read more

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Can you get a foot cut get infected and die?

Can you get a foot cut get infected and die?

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 more

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How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

How do you get rid of phlegm if you can't get it out?

Guaifenesin: Guaifenesin can help loosen phlegm and thin secretions, making them easier to expel with coughing or clearing of throat. ...Read more

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How does someone know if they have rust poisoning? Would antibacterial soap get rid of infection

How does someone know if they have rust poisoning? Would antibacterial soap get rid of infection

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 more

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Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Do I need a tetanus shot to prevent infections from plastic?

Yes: It is not the material the object that cuts you is made of that matters. It is the dirt and bacteria that is on it. If something is has dirt on it- it could have the tetanus bacteria on it. Get your tetanus shot updated at least every 10 years. ...Read more

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Can you get gangrene from a wart?

Can you get gangrene from a wart?

No: Gangrene develops only when blood circulation to the part of the body is cut off. ...Read more

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Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Could you get cancer from a gunshot wound?

Xtremely rare. : There are some cancers that can develop in scars of damaged skin but this would be rare. If concerned, see a surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

How do you know if your gunshot wound is infected ?

Pain fevers drainage: If the pain is getting worse everyday instead of better. If you are running fever. If the drainage from the GSW is increasing, especially if fouls smelling. See your surgeon if concerned ...Read more

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To get the gardisil shot do u just have to turn 26 or can you already be 26?

To get the gardisil shot do u just have to turn 26 or can you already be 26?

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 more

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Can I die from puncture wound of foot if I ignore it?

Can I die from puncture wound of foot if I ignore it?

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 more

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