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I Got Scratched On Balls Climbing Fence Should I Be Worried About Tetanus
My flip flop scratched me on my leg.It broke the skin a tad,didn't bleed but hurts.I wear these outside, should I be worried about tetanus?I'm scared
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
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
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?
I was scratched by a nail sticking out of a fence on the side of my head. It looked like a clean nail but im still worried about tetanus.
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.
Big red scratch after contact with rusty nail should I be fine no tetanus shot has been a day? No bloody hand or nothing but a little worried
Preventing tetanus: Well tetanus can arise from almost any wound, although most commonly those are the deep, penetrating wounds from stepping on a nail, not just a superficial scratch. That said however, you want to be updated on tetanus vaccine. Tetanus can actually be fatal in about 10 to 15% of cases. For a superficial scratch, hopefully you washed it out good so any tetanus spores were removed. Check vaccine out! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Deep puncture from cat scratch 2 weeks ago. Took augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 10 days and got tetanus shot but still swollen. No redness or pus. Should i be worried?
Yes: You might have cat sratch disease and need a different treatment for the infecting agent. ...Read more
I sliced my thumb deep while opening a can. Went to UrgentCare and they closed it with glue. Should I be worried about tetanus last tdap was 22m ago?
Poked finger in 2 places with wire dog brush. Cleaned wound well. Had tdap booster last august. Should i be worried about tetanus? Need revaccination?
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
What are the chances of getting tetanus through a scratch with no blood and being cleaned? Is the risk low or no?
I was badly scratched by a cat well over 24 hours ago. No tetanus shot fir over 30 years. Should I get tetanus shot now?
If I gave myself a little scratch on a rusted rack at work, do I need a tetanus shot? It's not deep at all just a surface scratch
Scratch: rusty nail: Everyone should keep their tetanus vaccination up to date, because you just never know when you might get scratched by something. If you work around rusty things, it is especially important for you. Yes, call your doctor today to see if your tetanus booster is up to date, and if it isn't, you'll need to get one. Wash out the cut thoroughly with soap and water. ...Read more
I scratched myself today at work it doesn't seem deep at all There was a little bit of blood I'm scared about the whole tetanus thing?
No fear: first definitely the scenario you are describing does not lead to tetanus. but that will lead me to ask you in general .are you up to date in your immunization? I high school you are supposed to be protected. I di not know if you end up in college, and if you are they usually check the immunization records, at least some state college do. your situation does not warrant any concern. ...Read more
I am worried i have tetanus from cutting myself a little bit twice outside. like two paper cuts.car on fritz.hubby home at 8-9pm.nervous any advice?
Symptoms?: I understand your risk to get tetanus but it doesn't sound like you are having any symptoms of tetanus. I would call your doctor and talk to him/her if poss. If you develop symptoms have someone drive you or call EMS. Otherwise sounds like you're anxious. When was your last tetanus booster? 11-12 yo? Within previous 10 years? If so, I would not be concerned. Clean paper cuts not very risky. ...Read more
Scratch myself at work today very small cut a centimeter long not deep the basket had some rust on it I'm freaking out about the whole tetanus thing?
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