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Is Tetanus Always Fatal
No: Tetanus tends to be fatal more for the young and older patients. It is often fatal within the first week and forms that involve paralysis of the respiratory muscles are most difficult. Case fatality rates run from 5-30%. Recovery does not afford lifetime immunity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I always thought the standard of tetanus shots was every 10 years, but now hear that it is 5. Did it change, and if so why?
Was just wondering if having a reaction to a tetanus shot as a child like hives and swollen lips is something I should always make medical staff aware
I had vlc. Pariet. Sin. Superficialis head injury.I'm in the 31 pregnancy week.My last tetanus vac was before 5.5 years.Can be fatal for me and baby?
Are symptoms of tetanus constant or do they happen on and off? Are there ranges for these symptom pains?
I got dirt in my cut is it possible I can get tetanus the last shot I got I was in 6th grade I believe, I'm 20 turning 21, how deadly is it?
Tetanus recommended: Tetanus is possible if the soil or dirt contains tetanus toxin. Not common but possible and very deadly. You should definitely have a Tetanus update given the dates. A booster at this time, even without exposure would be ideal based on current recommendations, if no contraindication Tdap - Tetanus with Pertussis (for adults) would be best. This would protect you from Tetanus and whooping cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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