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How Often Should We Repeat 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
What do you advise if i had 2 injections at school today(tetanus, meningina etc.) should I exercise?
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?
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?
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