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How long does it take to show signs of tetanus after being exposed?

How long does it take to show signs of tetanus after being exposed?

E incubation period: The incubation period varies from 3–21 days, with an average of eight days. The further the injury site is from the central nervous system, the longer the incubation period. The shorter the incubation period, the higher the risk of death. ...Read more

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How long do side effects take to show if i get a tetanus booster shot?

How long do side effects take to show if i get a tetanus booster shot?

A day or two: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get tetanus after a nail puncture?

How long does it take to get tetanus after a nail puncture?

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 does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

How long does it take for your arm to become achy after a tetanus vaccine?

Up to 24hr: Usually no longer than 24 hrs.After that the pain if not already there, will not occur. ...Read more

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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