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Tetanus Shot Swelling And Redness
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
The swelling from tetanus shot is getting worse. Should I seek medical attention? Swelling in diff spot than shot was given
See a doctor: The swelling could be a sign of infection. Best to see a doctor for examination. ...Read more
I went and got a tetanus shot yesterday at the hospital and I feel as if my hand is swelling please help me?
I got a tetanus shot and now my arm from my shoulder to my elbow is completely swollen and is pulsing pain throughout. Is that much swelling normal?
No: Concern here would be for possible infection vs significant local reaction to the injection. You need to be evaluated by your doctor. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more
2 months ago I cut my knuckle 3/4" wide really deep down to the knuckle on a can lid. I Used butterfly sutures & it closed nicely. About 2 weeks ago it started getting sore and now it's swelling. Could it be infected? I've had tetanus shot, no meds.
See Dr: Probably OK but might check for osteomyelitis. ...Read more
Cactus spine remvd from hand 3 days ago, tetanus shot & septra (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds 2x.Finger is now swollen, painful& ibu not helping w/ pain or swelling. Age 41 female?
If this is change in: Status of finger then it needs to be rechecked. Swelling, redness, heat, increased tenderness, purulent drainage or red streaks are all signs that infection may have set in. Take care. ...Read more
My tetanus shot hurts me a little after 5 days. No redness or fever, just liitle pain. Is that normal? When pain will subside completely?
Yes: Tetanus shots are painful. And in my opinion the most painful of all vaccination shots. It should completely resolve. ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot on thursday and today its still hurting and red, is this normal? Its been 4 days. It has like a knot
Hi. Does our 17 month old girl need a tetanus shot? She was bitten very hard by a fellow school goer on the back through her shirt. It's red
Depends: If she has received the primary series including the DtaP given at 15 months, she would already be protected. Some don't give that dose until 18 mo so she may be due. Be aware that tetanus is not as common with human bites as other infections, so increasing redness, swelling, etc. May require other treatment. ...Read more
I was in the mountains yesterday and I got cut on my lower leg by rusty barbed wire. It's just a red scratch. Should I get a tetanus shot? I'm 21.
Better safe than:
Sorry. If it more than 5 years since your last tetanus booster it will be the prudent thing to do. Hopefully a shallow scratch should not pose a high risk for infection especially if the scratch was irrigated thoroughly. Take care and be safe.
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Tetanus shot on 12/1 - 4 days later red, swollen area just below the injection site. It hurts a lot, itches, and is hot to the touch. Is this normal?
An expected reaction: A sore red area at the site of a vaccination is what happens when your healthy immune system reacts to the shot. It should only last 2-3 days. ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot 3 days ago.....the injection site is red about 2 in in diameter, warm to the touch, and very itchy. It's also quite painful still?
Big red scratch after contact with rusty nail should I be fine no tetanus shot has been a day? No bloody hand or nothing but a little worried
Preventing tetanus: Well tetanus can arise from almost any wound, although most commonly those are the deep, penetrating wounds from stepping on a nail, not just a superficial scratch. That said however, you want to be updated on tetanus vaccine. Tetanus can actually be fatal in about 10 to 15% of cases. For a superficial scratch, hopefully you washed it out good so any tetanus spores were removed. Check vaccine out! ...Read more
While exercising my arm got a bit scratched by my own footnail. Washed it with dettol soap. Tetanus? Need I get tetanus shot? It's red n a bit swollen.
It is likely: Infected the way you describe an an antibioitc would be appropriate. Your tetanus should always be upto date. ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot monday and there is a red blotch underneath the site where it was given. Its hot but not itchy. Still sore but seems to be better?
No Problem: This is not an issue; just give it time;. ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot on Friday and it now has a large red circle that is raised. It is burning/itchy/red. Also have latex allergy - bandaid maybe?
Side effects: Immunizations can have local reactions or side effects that most often are not serious. With the tetanus shot one can often times have the symptoms you described for several days after the shot. Warm compresses can help. If symptoms worsen (red streaks going away from the shot site, fever, or production of pus) you should be seen to be sure you didn't get a secondary skin infection (uncommon). ...Read more
Husband's last tetanus shot-about 15 yrs ago-left a red raised round lump size of half an apple. Was this an allergic reaction? Doc didn't seem to kno
May be allergy: It would be wise to see an allergist before considering another booster. Some people can develop a significant reaction to the tetanus toxoid used in the shot, or other components of the vaccine. ...Read more
I stepped on an old nail 2 days ago and it punctured my foot now the top of my foot is red and swollen and sore. Idklast tetanus shot. Is it too late?
Road rash on knee is yellow on inside and tender and red around infection? Tetanus shot? Wat should I do?
Skin Infection: This sounds like a good old standard bacterial skin infection and in no way represents a tetanus diagnosis. Most skin infections require antibiotics which are prescribed at your local family medicine clinic. ...Read more
I stepped on a deck screw about a week ago. I have had the tetanus shot update and yesterday I was put on Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg 2x/day and now I noticed that I now have a very itchy red streak from the wound point in my foot to the side if my arch, I
Is it normal for a tetanus shot site to swell 4 days after shot was given, and I am insulin dependant diabetic?
Every 10 yrs: The effect of a tetanus booster is good for most people for ten years. Those with immune problems or after bone marrow transplant the need differs and should be answered by their doc. ...Read more
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. ...Read more