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What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

What are the reason of tetanus neonatorum?

See below: Neonatal tetanus is common in developing countries where pregnant women are not properly immunized against tetanus and unsterile handling of umbilical cord is prevalent. ...Read more

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How can tetanus cause death?

Paralyzes breathing: Tetanus makes the muscles contract all at the same time, which is very painful and eventually makes it impossible to breathe. If someone gets tetanus, and it happens because people can't get or refuse immunization, nowadays we can paralyze the patient and put him/her on a ventilator until the disease subsides. ...Read more

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Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Can clean nail cause tetanus?

Usually not: Tetanus comes from dirty wounds. If the nail went through an old sneaker into your foot then you may get some other nasty bacteria. If you have had 3 doses of the dtap vaccine, the tdap vaccine or the tetanus shot recently (past 10 years) then no chance of tetanus. If the wound or cut has dirt in it then you need another tetanus shot if it has been more than 5 years since your last shot. ...Read more

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Is tetanus caused by a bacteria?

Yes: Tetanus is triggered by invasion of a wound by spores (egg like structures) of a bacteria called clostridium tetani. The bacteria germinates and begins to produce a toxin that may remain localized or spread thru the body. This toxin produces the symptoms of tetanus. ...Read more

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Would tetanus injection cause fever?

Would tetanus injection cause fever?

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

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Can rusty old school scissors cause tetanus?

Can rusty old school scissors cause tetanus?

Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud ; dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken ; the booster is simple ; readily available. ...Read more

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What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

What causes a reaction to the tetanus vaccine?

Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a simple cut cause tetanus?

Please tell me, could a simple cut cause tetanus?

Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud ; dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken ; the booster is simple ; readily available. ...Read more

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Why does rust cause tetanus?

Not the rust: It is not the rust, but bacteria that often live on rusty nails. It is the puncture wound that allows these bacteria to enter your body and grow in the relatively low oxygen environment of a puncture wound. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of tetanus or lockjaw?

What is the most common cause of tetanus or lockjaw?

You mean trismus: Trismus is a common condition caused by hyper activity of the jaw muscles. This causes them to be dire and stiff thus limiting opening. ...Read more

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Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Could daily exposure to rust cause tetanus or some other type of illness?

Not tetanus: Tetanus is caused by bacteria that may live on rusty nails and is introduced by a puncture wound. Chronic exposure to rust dust can lead to inhalation and abnormal chest xray findings as well as exacerbate airway reactivity. ...Read more

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I had a tetanus shot some weeks ago and still worry that it has caused me to be ill. Is it possible?

Confusing question: Most reactions to a tetanus shot will occur within 24 hours and can be similar to any major allergic response. Your brief lists you with depression and severe anxiety.There has been a lot of misinformation put out by vaccine haters to the point babies are dying needlessly from preventable disease. It is hard to feel secure, but the chance of you having a shot related issue is minimal. Disc with doc ...Read more

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Can I get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.

Can I get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.

Unlikely but possibl: In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds. It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap. It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now. Tdap protects you against 3 diseases ...Read more

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Does tetanus injestion causes fever?

Does tetanus injestion causes fever?

Yes: One of the common side effects are fever, pain at injection side, swelling at injection side. ...Read more

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Can new razor minor cut in the pubic region can cause tetanus?

Can new razor minor cut in the pubic region can cause tetanus?

No: A brand new razor would be unlikely to harbor the tetanus bacteria and so, no, would not cause tetanus. ...Read more

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What is the name of the pathogen / microorganism that causes tetanus?

What is the name of the pathogen / microorganism that causes tetanus?

Clostridium tetani: Tetanus is caused by neurotoxin produced by clostridium tetani in a contaminated wound. ...Read more

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I have a small scratched wound caused by a rusted needle. The wound is healing. Do I need to take tetanus shot?

YES: Because it is a rustic nail. According to CDC if there a chance of contaminated wound with Tetanus as rustic nail is. You should get a booster if your last booster was more than 5 years ago. In your case at age 22 you should get Tdap to protect you against Diptheria and more important Whooping Cough (Pertussis) If your last booster was more than 5 years ago ...Read more

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