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How Long Can You Wait To Get A Tetanus Shot
Depends: It helps if you have a tet booster within last 5 yrs. You should be given tet shot within 48 hrs with suspicious exposure. The clostridium bacterium can incubate up to a wk before true symptoms. ...Read more
Don't: There is no reason to wait between these vaccines.They can be given the same day and give protection as well as if separated. ...Read more
If you get an anti tetanus shot how long does it last? I mean how long before you have to take another one?
Tetanus Shot: A series of shots are given during childhood, but thereafter a booster shot is needed every 10 years, but as a practical matter, when I see people in the urgent care center with wounds or punctures, I recommend a booster if they cannot remember when they last had a booster. Better to be safe than sorry. ...Read more
Variable: Whenever normal ovulation and menstrual cycles resume, pregnancy is possible after stopping Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone). This is a powerful hormone that remains in the body for about 105 days after the last injection. Return to ovulation may take several months. ...Read more
Using this site: To get the most from this site you need to provide specific background information and ask a related question. You just asked a question.You did not cite the vaccine type or why or when it was given. These are important facts that allow us to be more specific with answers. You are always welcome to start over and ask again.Your posts are not linked & go to the site at random. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap. ...Read more
FewMinutesTo2to3days: Most of the time Tetanus shot given as DT or Tdap as combination shot with Diptheria and Pertussis only causes pain or discomfort at the time of injection.But some times you can get a reaction to the shot with little swelling at the site of injection and hurt may last 2to3 days In children it is always given as DPT and also given with 2or3 other shots and hurt may be due to multiple shots 2to3days ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry.If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours.If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more
3-21 Days: Per the cdc website, "the incubation period – time from exposure to illness – is usually 3–21 days (average 10 days)". Please see the cdc site for more details: http://www.Cdc.Gov/tetanus/about/. And please seek medical care if you have any of the symptoms listed on the site. Prompt treatment is important. ...Read more
How long does it take for the Depo-Provera shot to go in effect? Or how long after i get the shot should I wait to have sex?
How long do I need to wait to get the tdap shot after getting a flu shot? Also when are they effective?
If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary.Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...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
4 months after 2nd: Gardasil is a vaccine to prevent cancers and warts caused by 4 strains of hpv virus. It is approved for females ages 9-26 years. Recently, it got approved for males also. Some doctors wait until girls are teens before giving the vaccine, as that is when sexual activities often begin. The second shot is 2 months after the first, and the third shot is 4 months after the second. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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