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How much time is taken to cure tetanus?

How much time is taken to cure tetanus?

Depends: Treatment of tetanus depends on the patient, type of tetanus and severity. The earlier in the disease tetanus is detected, the course of treatment can be shorter. Giving Tetanus Immune Globulin also helps the shorten the treatment time. Recovery also depends if you have localized tetanus or generalized. ...Read more

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For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

A day or so: If cncerned and the pain doesn't go away see your doctor to make sure the injection site isn't infected. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after i stab myself with a knife?

For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after i stab myself with a knife?

Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry.If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours.If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more

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How much TETANUS immunity is a person who has received 1 DTaP conferred? Seems to me it would be 100% each time for the tetanus portion.

How much TETANUS immunity is a person who has received 1 DTaP conferred?  Seems to me it would be 100% each time for the tetanus portion.

But it isn't: Some vaccines provide nearly complete lifelong protection with one immunization. Unfortunately some do not. They only provide partial protection and must be readministered at regular intervals to maintain protection. And the reasons are complicated why this is...there are textbooks written about the immunology of vaccines. It doesn't change that fact that sometimes, multiple doses are needed. ...Read more

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How much time it take for tetanus toxin to resolve and what are natural remedies of tetanus?

How much time it take for tetanus toxin to resolve and what are natural remedies of tetanus?

A month or so: in the few patients I have seen survive tetanus, it took a month for the toxin to leave the child's system. I do not know of any natural remedies for tetanus. It takes a modern intensive care unit with multiple talented staff and modern medicine to save a patient with this devastating disease. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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How long till the tetanus immunization shot wears off ? I took mine 6 years ago. Do i still have time ?

How long till the tetanus immunization shot wears off ? I took mine 6 years ago. Do i still have time ?

Usually 10 yrs: We generally recommend a tetanus booster every 10 years to adults that have completed their primary series.Some who work in higher risk areas like landscaping or who garden a lot may choose to do so every 5 years. Someone with a "dirty " wound is often boosted if it has been more than 5 yrs. ...Read more

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After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days.There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

Ideally,: You want to get the booster immediately. If indeed infected withe the tetani bacteria one can be symptomatic in as early as 1-2 days. So if you get a bad cut and wait a week that's not a good idea. That likely means you lucked out and were not infected with the particular bacteria. ...Read more

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