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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 would it take tetanus to show since an injury even if there is no blood and a scratch it's been 6 days?

How long would it take tetanus to show since an injury even if there is no blood and a scratch it's been 6 days?

Tetanus incubation: Tetanus can develop anywhere from 3 days to 3 weeks after an exposure. We think of the 'rusty nail' as the paradigm of exposure, but it can come from any break in the skin with contamination by the tetanus spores - which are found EVERYWHERE, not just barn yards and dirt piles. The best thing to do is get vaccinated against tetanus. You can see an ID doctor if it becomes more complicated than that ...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

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How long do tetanus shots last?

How long do tetanus shots last?

5 years if wound: Tetanus vaccine is valid for 9 years if you have no injuries. If you have an outdoor laceration or puncture wound, you should get vaccinated within 24 hrs if your prev tetanus is older than 5 years. If you have not had a tetanus vaccine since 2005, you should get booster that contains pertussis vaccine also. This will protect you and children around you from whooping cough. ...Read more

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Tetanus-if it is a small cut, should we take injection?

Tetanus-if it is a small cut, should we take injection?

If has been 10 or: More years since you last had it or you don't know - then you are overdue. Why take unnecessary chances? Take care. ...Read more

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How long will tetanus toxin progress if untreated? Indefinitely? Or will it eventually stop ?

How long will tetanus toxin progress if untreated? Indefinitely? Or will it eventually stop ?

Tetanus: If you are not treated for tetanus the overwhelming probability is that you will die. This organism produces the second most powerful toxin known to man. Why would you not treat it? ...Read more

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Hi sir, actualy day before yesterday I got scratch by a small little cat. Yesterday i take tetanus ....But stil I am worried can you please?

Family practice : Look for redness or streaking from scratch site. If you had a cat bite antibiotics is recommended. Cat scratch fever is a less common occurance. You develope fever and swelling on side of bite. Neck pain and swollen glands. Should see a dr if these appear. ...Read more

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How long does your body remember a tetanus shot?

Ten years: Ten years is the recommended time period for repeat immunization with tetanus toxoid. If, however, in the intervening time period you sustain a serious injury with the potential for introducing Clostridium tetani into your wounds, you should have repeat immunization if it has been five years since the last. Clinical tetanus remains a rare disease in the USA. ...Read more

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S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade ? I can't move my neck , not sure if it's my gym or tetanus ?

Prevent tetanus : It's unlikely u have tetanus a month after a contaminated injury. Most cases occur about a week or 10 days from the injury. Certain wounds are more likely than others to lead to tetanus-what's necessary is for the organisms to grow and produce toxin. Deep wounds, crush injuries, dirt contamination etc are risks. Would make sure your vaccines are up to date- tetanus is an awful disease. Hope u c MD ...Read more

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Generally how long from first tightness to lockjaw or spasms with tetanus?

Generally how long from first tightness to lockjaw or spasms with tetanus?

It varies: An infection with clostridium tetani can cause symptoms limited lockjaw or it can spread to cause symptoms throughout the body. The incubation and the time symptoms develops varies. Depending on the type of infection it can take week/s develops symptoms. Other factors influence of the speed of the spread of symptoms of the infection.[ such as spasm]. ...Read more

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