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Doctor insights on: How Often Should We Repeat Tetanus Injection

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Please explain what happens if i don't get my tetanus injection?

Please explain what happens if i don't get my tetanus injection?

Forgive my frankness: If you get a wound -- even a fairly trivial one -- that gets contaminated with tetanus, your muscles will go into cramps so severe that eventually you can't breathe and you'll either have to be a ventilator or you'll die. Before immunization, this was commonplace. Don't be a sucker. Do what you need to do. ...Read more

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Would tetanus injection cause fever?

Would tetanus injection cause fever?

Yes.: For Adacel (the adult tetanus and whooping cough booster), fever incidence is 1-5%. Interestingly, there is some evidence that taking tylenol (acetaminophen) before a vaccine in hopes of preventing a fever can actually decrease the immune response to the vaccine - which isn't a good thing. So the fever could signify you're having a good immune response... But that's not conclusive. ...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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Yesterday I got a cut due to a blade. I got my last tetanus injection in 2011. What to do? It isn't a deep cut. Is tetanus injection imp.?

Your tetanus: Is good. Did you clean the wound with soap and water really well? That is important. If not do it now. Otherwise you will be fine ...Read more

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Will i need a tetanus injection for glass cut?

Will i need a tetanus injection for glass cut?

A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it. Even if low risk it serves as a reminder to update your protection.If > 10 yrs get the shot. ...Read more

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Should i get a tetanus injection after suffering a puncture wound?

Should i get a tetanus injection after suffering a puncture wound?

Depends on situation: If you have not had a booster within the last 10 yrs, you should consider one after any wound that might allow tetanus spores ( that are in the dust or dirt) a chance to get under your skin.Wounds involving garden tools, dirt, & dirty environments are the most worrisome. A simple jab in your skin from a pin or staple is not so worrisome. ...Read more