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How Long Can You Wait To Get A Tetanus Shot After A Cut
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
Depends on how dirty: Or contaminated the wound is. Closing a bacterially-loaded wound only puts a "lid on a garbage can" and often ends up with deeper tissue infection or worse scarring/healing issues. The "golden period" for fresh wound closure is longer nowadays, and longer for facial or scalp injuries, but recent studies show that most wounds can still be successfully closed up to 19 hours. Sooner is better! ...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
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
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How long do you have before you step on a nail or something to get a tetanus shot, what if you can't get one for a few hours after the incident ?
Varies: We encourage the injection within 24-48 hours.Good wound cleaning as soon as possible after the injury helps prevent a wound infection by any germ with or without tetanus spores that may be there. If you've had the primary series and your last booster was within 10 years, the shot is optional but a good decision because you can boost your protection for another decade. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
0 days: waiting is not necessaryGet a more detailed answer ›
At least 6 months: Isotretinoin (the Accutane brand no longer sold) has been linked to hypertrophic scar and keloid formation. This was most commonly noted in dermabrasion and laser treatments for acne scars within the first few months after the conclusion of therapy. I counsel my patients to wait at least 6 months for any elective procedure that injures the skin such piercing, tattoos, scar revision, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...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?
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