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Dog Tear Stains
Can human feces contain tetanus spores? If so, if someone's gums bleed while they brush teeth, will feces particles on toothbrush give them tetanus?
Scraped finger on metal dumpster. Some rust. Just top layer of skin. Small size. Cleaned soap, water, antibiotic. Last td july 2008. Booster needed?
Tetanus shot: No booster needed since your dt shot is good for ten years. ...Read more
Tiny scratch from outdoor furniture. small break to skin, Washed, antibiotic ointment, bandaid. Last tetanus 6/2011 (5 yrs) do I need a booster?
Diseases (virus, parasite, etc) you can catch from using a communal sink (to brush teeth) and toilet?-water-splash-borne, air-borne, touching surface?
Can I get rabies from puncture wound on shin by outdoor house cat bite although I'm vaccinated and so is the cat?
Stepped on (friendly) stray cat's tail & it scratched my foot (small scratch, bled a bit). 12 days later cat still is friendly/normal. Rabies concern?
The cat would be: dead by now if it was rabid, so I don't think you have anything to worry about, and 12 days,assuming it was rabid,you'd be feeling sick by now. ...Read more
Neighbors cat attacking chipmunk (chip seemed healthy.) Pulled cat away & carried it home. Have small scratch, should I be concerned abt rodent-borne?
Probably not: IF the chipmunk appears healthy, and the scratch was minimal, then the change of acquiring rodent born problem is minimal. Just clean the scratch thoroughly and apply something like bacitracin oint to the area. If signs of increasing redness or drainage, then set you provider. Tetanus shots are up to date, right? ...Read more
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No tdap shot also stepped by rusty stairs or rusty spots with cracked open split skin red thats hurts in between toe worry about tetanus ?
I doubt it ...: but maybe there are a few too many uncommon events for comfort: open skin, rusty spots, etc. The signs and symptoms of tetanus (lock jaw) are not pain where it entered but muscle spasms, jaw cramping, trouble swallowing etc. But I think a prompt doctor visit is warranted in any case for a brief exam and updating your tetanus vaccine at a minimum. Call today/now. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My 8wk old house puppy nipped at me on left arm. No broken skin, no blood just small tooth mark. Cleaned wound, etc. Rabies? Pup 2 young for shots.
Rabies: Rabies is extremely rare nowdays in the us, especially as a result of dog bites. If there was any risk of rabies, it would be from street dogs, but it doesn't sound like your puppy is a street dog. Also, rabbit dogs would normally be expected to act accordingly. Your case doesn't allude to that. I'd not worry about rabies, but would definitely watch the wound as it is prone to infection. ...Read more
Can i pass pasteurella multocida or other infection onto humans? Dog bite didn't break my skin but dog saliva may have got into already broken skin.
Cleaning up after a (dewormed & tested parasite free by vet) puppy and accidentally got bunch of poop on hand. Washed well. No cuts on hand. Okay?
See a retina doctor: You need to see a retinal surgeon, sooner rather than later. ...Read more
Brown bruise/rash thing under skin on thumb tip. Thick, hard callused skin where it is. No pain. (i have OCD & do lots of cleaning & hand washing)?
Can you get raccoon roundworm from using soap to wash face from a soap dispenser used by someone who washed there hands after touching dirty dog paws?
No: Assuming you know how to wash the face with soap and thoroughly rinse with water, then there shouldn't be concern. The mechanical act of cleaning the face and rinsing with water will remove any parasites and ova from the skin surface, despite whatever may be in the liquid soap (unless the soap was ingested, which would be a troubling thought). Hope this helps. ...Read more
Rabies transmission: Per the Centers for Disease Control: The most common mode of rabies virus transmission is through the bite and virus-containing saliva of an infected host. Though transmission has been rarely documented via other routes such as contamination of mucous membranes (i.e., eyes, nose, mouth), aerosol transmission, and corneal transplants. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers