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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
Sutures: May need stitches if wound depth > 1/4”, wound edges are gaping or jagged or if fat / muscle is visibly extending from wound. If you can’t stop bleeding that requires medical intervention.See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-cuts/basics/art-20056711 ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell if you have a open sore or cut. Does your skin have to be bleeding for it to be a open cut.
Break in skin: A break in the skin is considered an open wound. ...Read more
It depends: It varies based on where the cut is on the body, and if anything vital underneath the cut is also injured. Small cuts over areas that move (joints) or tight skin may be more important to stitch than a larger cut on the abdomen or between the joints on the arms and legs. Also, any cut that is difficult to stop bleeding needs to be seen. If the skin doesn't stay together as you move, get seen. ...Read more
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein.As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus.Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might.A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Difficult question: If the cut superficial, dose not bleed much, not on face, not puncture, no diabetes, not accidently open (surgical wound), not avulsion wound, not abrasion have foreign body in it, not deep, not a, wide wound, not facial or located around the joints, is not animal or human bite, do not have bleeding disorders and if don have tetanus shots for 7 years. There are wound caused by pressure guns. ...Read more
How much sweat would you need to get into a cut (and how big would the cut have to be) to contract ebola ?
If you live in US: wouldn't worry about that. I don't think that anyone has performed experiments to determine these parameters. Please see “Pathogen Safety Data Sheet- Infectious Substances” for Ebola @ http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/lab-bio/res/psds-ftss/ebola-eng.php ** This source of information will provide you with a great deal of data -seom of which is obtained from eperimentation w Ebola. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Close enough to burn: A nuclear catastrophe is not imminent. The world is not going to end from radiation, heat waves, tornadoes, typhoons, lightening, floods, earthquakes, cold wave or any thing else like that. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...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
DeepContaminatedWoun: It can be deep wound,but it depends more if it is a clean wound like with a blade or knife at home or a wound outside in the dirt.soil,and animal feces.This is because the spores of the tetanus bacteria are found in these areas.When the spores enter deep flesh wound that can produce a powerful toxin which impair the nerves that control your muscle.Rarely superficial contaminated wounds can also ca ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am writing a story and need it to be realistic. How deep do you need to cut to severe a major artery in your wrist?
I have a hemorrhoid and I heard the only way to get rid of it is to tie it with a rubber band so it'll fall off. Does a doctor need to do it or can I?
NO: There are two kinds of hemorrhoids, internal and external. If you have large internal hemorrhoids, they can be banded so that the blood supply is cut off and they eventually go away. This is NOT something you can do yourself. There are also external hemorrhoids which can be treated with suppositories, sitz baths, or surgery. You need to see a GI doc or a surgeon for evaluation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on risk: Immunity from Meningococcal vaccination probably doesn't last more than 3 years. Whether you should get another vaccine depends on your risk. The cdc website offers recommendations on who should be vaccinated and revaccinated. ...Read more
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