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Swelling After Tetanus Shot
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
The swelling from tetanus shot is getting worse. Should I seek medical attention? Swelling in diff spot than shot was given
See a doctor: The swelling could be a sign of infection. Best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
I went and got a tetanus shot yesterday at the hospital and i feel as if my hand is swelling please help me ?
I got a tetanus shot and now my arm from my shoulder to my elbow is completely swollen and is pulsing pain throughout. Is that much swelling normal?
No: Concern here would be for possible infection vs significant local reaction to the injection. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
2 months ago I cut my knuckle 3/4" wide really deep down to the knuckle on a can lid. I Used butterfly sutures & it closed nicely. About 2 weeks ago it started getting sore and now it's swelling. Could it be infected? I've had tetanus shot, no meds.
See Dr: Probably OK but might check for osteomyelitis. ...Read more
Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?
Is it normal for a tetanus shot site to swell 4 days after shot was given, and I am insulin dependant diabetic?
Every 10 yrs: The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs and should be answered by their doc. ...Read more
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap. ...Read more
A dirty wound: A penetrating dirty wound such as a nail going into the foot. If you had your original tetanus shots all you would need is what is called a "wound booster". ...Read more
Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more
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