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Dr. Mary Staat
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Tetanus (Definition)

Tetanus is infection of the nervous system with the potentially deadly bacteria clostridium tetani ...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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Husband got puncture wounds from new barb wire. Does he need a tetanus shot? He hasn't had one in over 10 yrs. If so, how long can he wait?

Husband got puncture wounds from new barb wire. Does he need a tetanus shot? He hasn't had one in over 10 yrs. If so, how long can he wait?

Yes: The cdc recommends a tetanus shot booster every ten years or for certain exposures. Symptoms develop about 3-8 days after exposure to the bacteria. Good luck, i hope this helps. If so, please vote for me. Heres a link for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/. ...Read more

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When is a tetanus shot needed?

After Primary Imm10y: The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease. Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read more

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How bad does a cut have to be to get tetanus shot?

Dirty: The cut would need to be deep, ie penetrating. Dirty wounds necessitate tetanus booster. And of course the time of last vaccine is important. If greater than 5 years since last dose of tetanus. ...Read more

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Should I get a tetanus shot, if my skin was slightly cut from a metal jagged edge?

Maybe.: With a low-risk injury (clean and shallow) you need a booster if you haven't had one in 10 years; with a high risk (deep and dirty) it's 5 years. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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