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Tetanus Shot 7 Years Ago
Possible: Only if enough of a sample of contamination. Anything is possible. However, it is cutomary that with minimaly dirty wounds that are cleaned well immediately every 8 years is enough. It is not the rust. It is contamination with a virus found in areas high in agriclture. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stepped on a pin, didn't look dirty or rusty. Had last tetanus booster shot 7 years ago, what actions should i take? Have already put antiseptic on
Just clean wound wel: if gets red or pus and painful; spreading then need antibiotic and possible lancing, tetanus booster lasts 10 years , next one should include pertussis too so dTp [diptheria, tetanus pertussis] 3 in one since pertussis [whooping cough] is a bacteria that is easily spread from children to adults and back , after 10 years pertussis vaccine weakens,m need booster so it may cost more ...Read more
If i got a minor scrape on a metal fence, do i need a tetanus shot if my last one was 7 years ago? It was basically just a nick, and i washed it.
I have m tetanus shot in june 2006 i want to know how long it is good for i mean how many years its work?
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?
My husband is 48 years old and had a tetanus shot 6 years ago, he got cut by a bottle last night, should he get another tetanus shot?
Not needed: He doesn't need one.Get a more detailed answer ›
I got a tetanus shot about 8 years ago, but a booster shot last year. When should I get my next tetanus shot?
Tetanus Shot: Within the next 10 years or earlier with any serious injury. ...Read more
I stepped on a sharp metal last night and it's been almost 9 years since my last tetanus shot? Safest to get another shot?
Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?
Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span of protection, a booster now or at your convenience might be a good idea. ...Read more
Do I need to get a tetanus shot if I stepped on a staple even though It hasn't been 10 years since my last tetanus shot ?
No: If it's been less than 10 years, you should be ok. ...Read more
I haven't had a booster and i am 66 years old do i need a tetanus shot because i have a bad cut from a kitchen appliance.
Tetanus: You need a booster because you're 66 and haven't had one in many years however it is unrelated to the kitchen appliances. That Miss Liz on Rusty anoxic areas and will affect humans from dirty rusty instruments I will assume your kitchen appliances a relatively clean and rust free ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if an infected wound is left untreated and won't go away? What if you have had a tetanus shot within the last 5 years?
Infected wound: The germs from an infected would can enter into the blood stream and can seed various organ systems such as brain, heart, liver , kidneys, etc. Your tetanus shot is good for ten years but wont protect you from organisms like strep and staph. Dont be foolish and seek help. ...Read more