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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 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