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Tetanus Shot (Definition)

A tetanus shot is a vaccine that is designed to trigger and "teach" your immune system to attack the tetanus infection preventing it from taking ...Read more


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I was just bitten by my son's hamster. It broke the skin. Do I need a tetanus shot, or will I just clean it with alcohol?

I was just bitten by my son's hamster. It broke the skin. Do I need a tetanus shot, or will I just clean it with alcohol?

When was your last: tetanus shot? Hamsters can directly or indirectly transmit Rabies, Tularemia, Salmonellosis, Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus, Dermatophytosis (ringworm, dermatomycosis), Rodentolepiasis and Hymenolepiasis (tapeworms). ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol after a tetanus shot?

Can you drink alcohol after a tetanus shot?

In my opinion: Yes it should have no affect on the injection. ...Read more

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Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

Can you drink alcohol before a tetanus shot?

YES YOU CAN BUT WHY: Yes drinking alcohol before the Tetanus shot but why do you want to drink alcohol before getting Tetanus Shot
It will not change the effectiveness of the vaccine but it does not make sense ...Read more

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Scratched leg on slightly rusty bench. Didn't bleed but scratched/broke skin. Do I need a tetanus shot? Last vaccine was at 15yo. Rubbed alcohol on it

Maybe.......: Having had a tetanus shot 5 years ago, you should be protected. As the nail was rusty, this is considered aa tetanus-prone wound and you should discuss the possible need for a booster with your MD. ...Read more

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Who needs tetanus shot?

Who needs tetanus shot?

Everyone: Everyone should have a current booster. This is case of exposure to tetanus through skin breakage through rusty meta or some animal bites for example. ...Read more

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How to tell if I need a tetanus shot?

If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary. Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...Read more

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What are ways to keep a tetanus shot from hurting so bad?

What are ways to keep a tetanus shot from hurting so bad?

Tetanus vaccination: Prior to receiving your vaccination you can take Acetaminophen or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. I personally place tiny acupuncture needles in the area surrounding vaccinations to prevent pain from occurring. ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

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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Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Will tetanus shot make you feel sick?

Not really...!: Any vaccination can give rise to mild fever, malaise, local tenderness or redness. This is because of activation of immune system in response to the vaccine. ...Read more

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Is drinking allowed after tetanus shot?

Yes: It does not interfere with the shots effectiveness. ...Read more

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Docs, could a tetanus shot make you sick?

Td: 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. Right after injection one could feel dizzy, have ringing in ears or faint. There might be shoulder pain in affected arm. Severe allergic reactions are estimated to occ ...Read more

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What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

What are the side effects of tetanus shot?

Nothing more than. .: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Can you drink when you have a tetanus shot?

Yes: Intake of alcohol will have no effect on the success of a tetanus shot.Intake the day before will be out of your system, but even consumption on the day of the vaccine would not effect it. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of a tetanus shot?

What are the side effects of a tetanus shot?

Nothing more than. .: Local pain at the injection site. Very infrequently, some individuals who get too many tetanus shot experience serum sickness-like symptoms, e.g., fever, joint swelling, and rash. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from a tetanus shot?

What are the side effects from a tetanus shot?

Pain and swelling: Most of the time, side effects are a mild swelling and a dull ache that sets in later that day and continues for 2-3 days afterwards. Sometimes a fever develops that night or the next day. Other shots may have delayed side effects but the tetanus vaccine side effects set in fairly quickly. ...Read more

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What side effects you get from a tetanus shot?

What side effects you get from a tetanus shot?

Soreness: Most common side effects are a sore arm (feels kind of like you got punched) and possibly a "knot" at the site of the injection. Both go away. ...Read more

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Severe cold after tetanus shot, is that normal?

No: Tetanus shot given as DT ot Tdap does not cause cold as a reaction. It is not related to the shot ...Read more

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How long does your body remember a tetanus shot?

Ten years: Ten years is the recommended time period for repeat immunization with tetanus toxoid. If, however, in the intervening time period you sustain a serious injury with the potential for introducing Clostridium tetani into your wounds, you should have repeat immunization if it has been five years since the last. Clinical tetanus remains a rare disease in the USA. ...Read more

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Should I get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Should I get a tetanus shot after a car accident?

Maybe: If you had the skin broken in any area and either have not had a tetanus in several years or are unsure when you last had it then yes you should have the shot. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to drink on a tetanus shot?

Yes you can: Yes you can drink Alcohol after you had a shot for Tetanus ...Read more

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What is the tetanus shot after a car accident for?

What is the tetanus shot after a car accident for?

Broken skin?!: Any break in the skin can provide access to tetanus spores that may set up in the wound and eventually generate tetanus toxin. The tetanus spores are everywhere: the soil of the road, contamination of structures, off the hands of emergency personnel. If you cannot confirm a tetanus shot within the past 10 years, it is routine to give one after motor vehicle accidents when any wound is present. ...Read more

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How much do I have to bleed to get a tetanus shot?

Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein. As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus. Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might. A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read more

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Where can I get a tetanus shot with no thimerosal?

No thimerosal: There is no thimerosal in current vaccines in the us. A booster should be available at any vaccine provider. At your age a combination vaccine, the tdap is recommended & will boost your protection from tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough (preventing you from giving it to babies). ...Read more