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I got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
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
Cut my finger in cat dissection.I took tetenus, rabies immune globin&rabies vaccine.I hav mild muscle pins&spasm in body.Is it from rabies or vaccine?
Primary/Boosters: Presuming you have had primary immunization with DPT vaccines in infancy or childhood, it is recommended to get tetanus booster every 10 years and because of resurgence of whoopin cough we do not use single tetanus vaccine but combination vaccine for adults called tdap, which has vaccine for tetanus, diptheria and whooping cough.If never vaccinated you need to start primary vaccination&boosters/10yr. ...Read more
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around us but predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty nail is the classic source because it is on the ground to begin with when people step on it.If the kid has had regular shots, s/he is probably already well protected. ...Read more
Tetanus shots hurt: Some shots hurt the arm more than others. Tetanus is known to be a bad one for pain. As long as you can move your arm and aren't in extreme pain it's probably okay. You need to be assessed immediately if not. Call your doctor if you aren't sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bitten by barn cat on outside of thumb. Pretty sure cat rabis vacc. Not puncture. More sliced. What would recommend? Last tetanus shot was in 2006.
Cat bite: Clean the area thoroughly with anti-bacterial soap and running water. Apply hydrogen peroxide soaked cotton ball. Keep in place for at least 10 minutes. Repeat washing with running water and antibacterial soap Reapply hydrogen peroxide for 20 minutes. Repeat a third time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Agressive management: Avoiding tetanus in an old >1-2 day & dirty wound requires agressive management.The wound is cleaned & dead tissue removed. Tetanus Immune Globulin is administered to block (immediately) the effect of any toxin emerging from the wound while the toxoid is given to boost the individuals response(which takes a while).Oral or IV meds are given to kill off the tetanus germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Received 4th dose of anti rabies vaccine and dog bite me again what is the protection period of immunity?
Over 10 years: The vaccine provides protection for at least 10 years - probably no more than 14 years however. The recommended dose after possible exposure is 4 doses which you have now had. You should be covered. ...Read more
Same as any shot: It's a small hole or scab, barely visible. Sometimes it gets a bit red or swollen, in which case a warm compress can help. In the rare occasion that it's very swollen and very tender, there might be an infection, so see your doctor. ...Read more