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How Deep Does A Cut Have To Be To Get Tetanus
Tetanus: While any open wound can be a source of tetanus, it is more common in wounds contaminated by dirt, feces, soil or saliva. It is also more like to occur as a result of puncture wounds, crush or avulsion injuries, burns, or necrotic/devitalized tissue. It is always wise to be current on vaccinations and if a person is behind who has an open wound, call your physician to get them updated. ...Read more
Booster time: What did you cut yourself on? How long ago did you have a tetanus shot.The chances of getting tetanus are remote, but if it has been longer than ten years since your last tetanus shot, you can still be protected because tetanus is a slow growing organism. Get a booster if needed. ...Read more
I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?
Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap( tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td ( tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try and wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Logical question am I more likely to get tetanus through a scrape with a tiny cut or a deep wound? And why get another tetanus shot if you have one
I cut myself with a staple that was on a package sent from China. It's small, kinda deep cut. Should I get a tetanus shot? (Idk when I last had one)
Yes: if it has been more than 5 years since your last shot or if you cant remember, you should get a new shot, sooner rather than later. If you know the doctor you went to the last time you had your tetinus shot, they probably have records and can tell you when you had your last shot. Also look out for signs of infection, like increaseing warmth or draining puss, increasing pain, etc ...Read more
6 days ago I cut my finger putting on skies.Wound is small and not deep.It did bleed a little. Didnt get a tetanus shot. Should I worry about tetanus?
Does deep cut require tetanus shot?Whats the time limit under which i should get the shot?a long sewing machine needle passed through the finger fully
No shot needed.: If it's a non-rusty sewing needle, it's unlikely you will need tetanus shot. This shot lasts 5-10 years. If you haven't had the shot over 6 years. It;s best to get another one. This will protect you for future deep wound or cut injuries that may put you at risk for tetanus. ...Read more
Fiance got cut on hand from dumpster. Not very deep. Cleaned it immediately. Got last tetanus booster 2008. Does he *need* to get a booster?
Possibly: Depends on his past tetanus booster. A good idea due to probable contamination of the site by nature of cut on metal and dumpster. Would go to your primary md and request examination and their recommendation. Better to be safe than sorry. Keeping the wound very clean with dilute peroxide (50:50 with water) and cover with antibiotic ointment should be done. See your local md. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers