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Tetanus Needle Size
Personal opinion: I haven't found it too significant. Most people don’t have problems with the Td Vaccine (Adult Tetanus & Dipehteria). According to the CDC - 8 in 10 people have pain at injection site, there is mild fever in 1 out of 5, redness or swelling at injection site in 1/3rd. ...Read more
Some basics: Tetanus spores, like dust, are everywhere in the environment and in higher concentration outside and I soils. They can enter any break in the skin like regular germs. Over time they emerge and establish a germ infection and begin to make the toxin that causes tetanus. If you've had a tetanus booster within 10 yrs you only need to worry about a regular germ infection, if not, get one. ...Read more
Possibly: Depends on how dirty the needle was. If you had normal tetanus vaccine it may only require a "wound booster". It is a "judgment call" by a doctor who is aware of the circimstances. ...Read more
I have a small scratched wound caused by a rusted needle. The wound is healing. Do I need to take tetanus shot?
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
Tetanus injection at deltoid had aspirate and did not see blood then push after withdrawing the needle saw little blood at the hub problem?
No: It sounds like the injection was a success. A little blood often results from inadvertently traumatizing those tiny blood vessels called capillaries. No worries. ...Read more
I pricked my finger with a new sewing needle. It bled. I put hydrogen peroxide on it a few minutes after. Out of date on tetanus. Worried of tetanus.
Does deep cut require tetanus shot? What's the time limit under which I should get the shot? A long sewing machine needle passed through the finger fully
No shot needed.: If it's a non-rusty sewing needle, it's unlikely you will need tetanus shot. This shot lasts 5-10 years. If you haven't had the shot over 6 years. It;s best to get another one. This will protect you for future deep wound or cut injuries that may put you at risk for tetanus. ...Read more
I'm having meningitis and tetanus vaccination this week. Can I ask the nurse to inject both in my buttocks? I hate that needle to go in my arm.
Yes: Both of these injections can be given intramuscularly in the buttocks or thighs instead of the arms. ...Read more
Possible tetanus? Last night I gave myself a tattoo on my ankle using a sterilized sewing needle and exacto knife blade. I used crushed charkole from my art supplies with purified water as my ink. Its not verry deep or a thick line and it only bled maybe
I got a diptheria, tetanus and polio vaccine all in one needle a few days ago. Getting a lot of fatigue now. Could it be from period?
Please rewrite: I would be happy to answer your question, but it is not clear to me what you are asking. Tdap injections can cause fatigue. ...Read more
I had a tetanus shot last Saturday and there is still a good size bump where the shot was. Is this normal after 5 days?? Thanks!
I stepped on a medium sized staple that punctured the heel of my right foot. It's not very big and it stopped bleeding. Do I need tetanus shot?
Staple from stable?: If the staple is new and just fell out of the box, then relax and take it easy. On the other hand, if there is a chance that the staple may have been contaminated with the tetanus causing bacteria, best to get a booster. The recommended booster will help to remove all doubt. ...Read more
Husband's last tetanus shot-about 15 yrs ago-left a red raised round lump size of half an apple. Was this an allergic reaction? Doc didn't seem to kno
May be allergy: It would be wise to see an allergist before considering another booster. Some people can develop a significant reaction to the tetanus toxoid used in the shot, or other components of the vaccine. ...Read more
Excuse me I was bitten by what I believe to be a tiny spider perhaps about the size of a needle head or abit bigger. Should I be worried or concerned? I'm from the us in georgia.
Maybe: If you can see where the spider bitch you are there's any reactions and I would recommend a video conference on telemedicine if there's no reaction at all within 24 hours usually with a little spider bite you don't have to see anybody. The brown recluse spider bite she was a tiny spider and can cause local serious problems ...Read more
I can only assume that you are asking, "how do you close small gaps between the teeth? "
i believe that the best way to close naturally occurring diastemas between healthy teeth is with braces. Braces are best done by a specially trained dentist called an orthodontist. Ask your current dentist if you are a candidate for orthodontia. ...Read more
Soft skin = small: The more delicate the skin, the finer the thread and therefore the finer the needle that is required. The needles/thread range from 1 to 6 (largest to smallest). Generally for the face we use a 5 or 6, for the arms and hands a 4 and for the legs a 3 or sometimes a 2. Size 1 is for heavy duty jobs like holding a piece of surgical tubing in place. ...Read more
What would experts say about actual size of needles (gauge or diameter in mm) used for blood donations?
Usually....: 16 gague. Yes, that makes for a big pinch, but it's quick. And, the more you donate, if the nurse or phlebotomist uses the same location, going through the scar tissue hurts less (because it does not have as much sensation on the surface). ...Read more
I noticed a small hole like occurence on my head near my hairline. Its small but noticeable; about the size of a needle prick. Should I be concerned?
Enlarged pore: What you are describing sounds like an enlarged pore. Pores are a normal part of the skin, but if they become blocked or partially blocked, they can become enlarged. If it is not red, tender, or swollen, leave it alone, just be sure to wash your face well daily. If it becomes tender, you may try applying warm compresses. ...Read more
My right tonsil is a tiny bit bigger than left no pain at all one little pin needle size white dot on right tonsil shouldbibbe concerned no pain at al?
Be calm: The needle won't kill you.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a very small hole on underside of my penis, near the head. It's almost the size of the point of a needle. I don't know what this is. Help?
See Your Doctor: Your description suggests you may have an anatomic anomaly possibly a urethral pit, a dimple which may/may-not be connected to internal structures. Can be seen w/ Hypospadias, an abnormal location of urethral opening usually on underside of penile head. Examination of your genitalia is necessary to make any conclusions. See your doctor for proper diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more
Weekly, have wheals all over. Each wheal has tiny dot of blood in center--the dot of blood is about size of tip of needle. Allergy? Bite? What kind?
Wheals all over: Several possibilities. May be bug bites or other problems. You need to see your doctor to diagnosis cause and get proper treatment. ...Read more
I have had this rash for 5days now. It's needle size red dots all over body, it doesn't itch. Haven't eaten or drank anything new. What could cause it?
The pharmacy has it:
For intramuscular injection the thinnest needle that will not clog is about a 22 guage.
You can also take B12 liquid under the tongue (need to hold it there for 30 seconds) or take little pills that dissolve under the tongue. ...Read more
Hi! I accidentally injected lantus solostar on my bicep instead of fatty area. Is it ok considering the size of needle?
Injection: This should not be a problem as a one time thing. Monitor your symptoms a little closer. This should no cause significant problem at injection site. ...Read more
Would it be ok to poke an internal hemroide with a needle to get rid of some blood it is about the size of an ping pong ball
This is a very dangerous thing to do. You could cause trauma/injury to your rectum and surrounding structures. Also you could cause an infection. For a suspected hemorrhoid of this size you should see your doctor. You will likely need a biopsy or surgical procedure depending on your doctor's assessment.
Good luck. ...Read more
I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?
I had a boil on my waist line the size of an orange so I popped it with a needle and the next day I felt nausious and weak?
Infection: Seek medical attention, examination, diagnosis and treatment: call now! ...Read more
Everyday, I wake up with tiny red specs all over my arms. About the size of a needle tip, they don't hurt. What could this be?
Petecchiae?: Sometimes pressure causes some blood cells to burst and cause such findings. We can't see them here so we can't make a diagnosis. But if that is the case and it is happening every morning, it is best to see your doctor so they can see it and run tests if necessary. Good luck. ...Read more
Pins needles on top and back of my head that burn alot. And my head feels double size and sound sensivity. Got chronic sinusitis. Could it be that?
I had my blood drawn. The place where the needle went in has been light reddish purple the size of a raisin with blue color around it. Is it infection?
No: A small amount of blood leaked into the tissue around the site of venous puncture, i.e., hematoma, or a bruise. It will heal on its own, in a few days. ...Read more
I have pale spots all over my chest the size of a needle point. I also started peeling on my shoulders and larger pale spots are appearing there. Help?
Sunburn?: Hi, a sunburn can cause those symptoms, especially the peeling. If it is a sunburn the best thing to do is use a gentle moisturizer like Eucerin and stay out of the sun. If you have not had a recent sunburn there is a fungal skin infection called Tinea Versicolor that can cause areas of depigmentation, (pale spots). It is not contagious but needs anti-fungal treatment to be cured. ...Read more
Pink bb size bump in bikini line. Remained 2 weeks, would not pop. Mostly under skin. No pain. Poked w/ needle, squeezed:blood and yellow fluid. Whatisit?
Had what I thought was an ingrown hair so I tried to pull it out with a needle, nothing there. Mild irrational when first. Start. 24 hrs skin hard dime sized and red/swollen. 48 hrs hard skin now half dollar sized. Hurts when bumped.
Maybe infected now: Messing with bumps like ingrown hairs can lead to infection at the site. Little bumps that have a "small hard ball" inside may also be acne bumps, which means open comedones (blackheads), small acne bumps (closed comedones), or small acne pustules (whiteheads). They could also be molluscum, which are caused by a virus. A doctor can check to see if antibiotics are needed to treat it. ...Read more
Thyroid Nodules 3.6 left 3.4 right Is a needle biopsy practical at this size? Should we just schedule removal of the thyroid.
Big nodules: Hi. Those are big nodules. They should only have FNAB done if you plan to NOT remove them if they're benign. If they're bugging you and you want them out even if they're benign, then you can skip FNAB. ...Read more
Decided I was going to pierce my lip with a sewing needle. It went thru but then I changed my mind and now my lip has a bean size hard lump. Why?
Piercing: Hi, what a careless thing to do to the body, most likely you have a hematoma there (collection of blood which is now hard), that is formed and prevents more bleeding, it will be reabsorbed slowly by itself, but see a doctor to make sure you don't have any infection there. ...Read more
Does a core needle breast biopsy make a tumor smaller or would it stay pretty much the same size but have holes in it from where they took tissue out?
It depends on the: Size of the tumor. If it is only 5mm or less, it may be completely removed. If it is slightly larger than that, it may be smaller afterwards. If it is large, the core biopsy will have no perceptible impact on the size. The core bx only removes a very thin cylinder of tissue. ...Read more
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