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Doctor insights on: I Got Scratched On Balls Climbing Fence Should I Be Worried About Tetanus

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I scratched myself at work today with the end of the tape cutter not deep at all I'm worried about the whole tetanus thing?

I scratched myself at work today with the end of the tape cutter not deep at all I'm worried about the whole tetanus thing?

Low risk: A superficial scratch has a low risk for causing tetanus, since the bacteria that causes it is anaerobic, meaning that it does not like oxygen, so deep wounds are more dangerous. On the other hand, everybody should get tetanus booster vaccines every 10 years, to prevent that disease. Also, nothing like soap and water to clean superficial wounds and decrease the risk for any infection. ...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?

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 easy is it to catch tetanus. Sometimes at work I've poked myself quid staples of like today scratched myself on a metal basket I'm worried ?

Not easy: Tetanus is relatively hard to get, but if you do get the infection, it is very serious and usually deadly. The tetanus vaccine is very safe and effective and will protect you without any risk. If you haven't had one in the past 5 years, you should go in for one asap. ...Read more

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Can i get tetanus from deep puncture of indoor cat scratch. Got tetanus shot right after the scratch but still worried. Wound did bleed a lot.

Can i get tetanus from deep puncture of indoor cat scratch. Got tetanus shot right after the scratch but still worried. Wound did bleed a lot.

Shift focus: If you had your booster, i would discount the issue of tetanus completely and focus on the possibility of a simple wound infection. Monitor the site for change in color, redness, oozing or swelling and keep it clean. If the site remains stable, this should heal well. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about tetanus?

Tetanus: You shouldn't worry, especially if you've had your tetanus boosters every 5-10 years. If you haven't received it, get it for the tetanus coverage, but more importantly for pertussis (whooping cough) coverage. ...Read more