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Tetanus Shot Location Body
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.
Good response: Soreness means your body is recognizing the vaccine components, kicking your immune system into high gear to make the needed antibodies. It's a good sign of an appropriate body response to the vaccine!
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.See 1 more doctor answer
I had a combined tetanus shot a week ago. I shave severe pain shootin through my arm still, if I move it other then close to the body. What is this?
Side effect: While any vaccine can cause soreness at the site of injection, tetanus can cause pain involoving the whole arm for few days, try over-the -counter pain killers, but take them on regular basis for 2 -3 days, if symptoms persist or you develop more symtoms, please seek medical attention, good luck
Last 48 hours I've had increasedmuscle spasms all over my body/immense pain in my neck. Cut myself with a kitchen knife puncture wound last week but haven't had tetanus shot in 12 years should I worry?
Yes: While the anecdotal time frame is to get a tetanus immunization every 10 years there is no accurate telling that your immunization is still effective. Your symptoms and the length of time since your injury could be the early symptoms of tetanus. I would advise you to see an infectious disease specialist or a neurologist asap.See 1 more doctor answer
Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?
T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon.See 1 more doctor answer
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 ShotSee 2 more doctor answers
5-10 yrs: The tetanus shot we are use to is generally considered effective for older kids & adults for no less that 5 years in most situations and 10 for some. Infants with immature immune systems start a 6-8wks & are boosted every 2mo for 3 doses then at 12-15 mo for primary protection. Those whose activities (play or work) involve repeated incidental wounds may benefit from a booster after 5 yrs.See 1 more doctor answer
Any skin opening: An untreated foot laceration that clogged thru the swamp, mud & dirt would be the prime illustration of tetanus risk. Yet, a simple shallow opening in the skin, contaminated by tetanus spores (that are all around us but predominantly outside in dirt) could give you tetanus. You put yourself at risk every time you let your system weaken & the booster is simple & readily available.
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.
Booster every ten: After an initial series, boosters are given every ten years unless one has a dirty wound in which case the interval may be shortened. There is very little harm in getting an early dose. Tetanus vaccine is often combined with diphtheria and activated pertussis (whooping cough) vaccines. Dtap and tdap.