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How Often Should We Repeat Tetanus 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
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
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
My tetanus injection 2 shoot doesn't pain like the earlier one last month. Is it ok . My l m p is 2/7/12. I got first shoot on 15/11 and 2nd on 15/12?
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
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
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
I got a cut using blade or am i infected with tetanus. Do i need to get a tetanus injection or not?
What do you advise if i had 2 injections at school today(tetanus, meningina etc.) should I exercise?
Had overdose of tetanus toxide (TT)injection twice in 2 days. May I know if there are any side effects of it? What are the side effects.
There is no toxicity from taking two tetanus toxiod injections. There may be some local soreness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Yes: Soreness at the injection site is due to local trauma from the injection. ...Read more
Do I have to take tetanus injection. Morning safety pin pierced into my heels. When or even do I have to take an injection.
When was last shot?: If your tetanus immunizations are up to date you probably do not need another, but it is so harmless that why not go ahead. Tetanus very unlikely these circumstances. Good luck and stay well. ...Read more
Had a small cut on 7.1.17 got tetanus injection after 72 hr. I also had tetanus injection on May 2016. Is tetanus infection possible? Worried.
Tetanus: 16 M from india. Notes: Had a small cut on 7.1.17 got tetanus injection after 72 hr. I also had tetanus injection on May 2016. Is tetanus infection possible? Worried. ANS: you do not get tetanus from shot. unless needle was dirty. Very unlikely. If still worried discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
My friend's rottweiler scratched my bro with its claw. It broke the skin. Theres a small wound. Is a tetanus injection just enuf. Wat else should i do?
I was bitten by a dog on Saturday evening. It was a minor wound but I am concerned about Tetanus. How much time do I have to get an injection? I think I had a tetanus injection last in 2008.
You are covered: If you have been vaccinated within the past 10 years you should still have immunity from your prior vaccination. It is a good idea to get a booster this year if it has in fact been 10 years since your last booster. ...Read more
Yesterday i was bitten by a dog and within an hour i got treatment(anti-tetanus injection). Will i be okay now?
Should be: But you still need to monitor the wound for signs of infection. ...Read more
How long after a cut can you get stitches done? Do I need tetanus injection? Ripped finger open on a thorn on Saturday morning
Doctor's call: Depending on what the wound looks like and where it is (as well has how long it's been 'untreated') will determine whether the doc decides to stitch it closed. If it's a thorn injury, I probably would not stitch it, although obviously it needs to be seen first. If you are more than 10 years over due for tetanus, you should be boosted (re-immunized). If it was really a dirty wound, I would say 5 yr ...Read more
My daughter was scratched on the side of her face / neck by the family cat. It seems to be superficial, does she need to go for a tetanus injection?
A metal hairclip accident cut his mouth; he’s had his tetanus injections at four and six months he is now three years old does he need another tetanus shot or something ?
4 shots by age 3 yr: Tetanus shots are part of a combination vaccine (there are several combinations available). A basic combination is DTaP, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. A child gets this type of vaccine at ages 2, 4, 6 months; plus a fourth shot around age 15-18 months. If he missed his fourth shot, he may get it now. The next tetanus vaccine afterwards would be after he turns 4 years. ...Read more
I got a deep cut on my thumb by a knife. I had my tetanus injection a year ago , do i need another injection now or not???
No... but...: If you had a tetanus booster just a year ago, you would not require another at this time; however, it is important that if you have a deep cut that you make sure you are caring for it correctly. Does it require stitches? Is it at high risk on infection? Might be a great idea to have it evaluated by a local physician. Be sure to keep it clean and watch for any signs that it needs medical attention. ...Read more
Tetanus injection at deltoid had aspirate and did not see blood then push after withdrawing the needle saw little blood at the hub problem?
No: It sounds like the injection was a success. A little blood often results from inadvertently traumatizing those tiny blood vessels called capillaries. No worries. ...Read more
Yesterday someone scratched me with his nails ,do I need a tetanus toxoid , I got one injection of it last year?
Your protected: The shot last year will cover you for 9 more years. If you do a lot of gardening or landscape work some suggest a booster every 5 years, but that's an exception ...Read more
A rusted iron blade scratched my hand. The cut is small but it bled a bit. Im just concerned wether I should get tetanus injection?
I had a bike accident last night.And my left leg finger cuted deeply and bleeds for about 10 min.Did i need tetanus or other injection.
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.It serves as a reminder to update your protection.If > 10 yrs get the shot. ...Read more