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Does Tetanus Vaccine Prevent Rabies
Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more
See links: Dtap: aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, formaldehyde or formalin, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethan meningococcal: formaldehyde, formalin, thimerasol.Yeast in the Meningococcal vaccine. Look up "vaccine ingredients"...There are several good websites....And way too many ingredients to list here. ...Read more
Allergy?: Try to see an allergist to get the blood test (not skin test) for allergy to something. ...Read more
Rabies is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The most common carrier in the U.S. is infected bats. Symptoms of rabies include an initial flu-like illness followed by increasing paralysis, agitation, and confusion. The classic drooling symptom is due to an inability ...Read more
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