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Tetanus Toxoid Booster
Tetnaus prone wound: Tetanus immunoglobulin would be used in a "tetanus-prone wound"(wounds caused by puncture, crush injury, burns or frostbite)in an individual who hat not received an initial series of three tetanus immunizations as a child, or it is unclear if the person ever received a series of immunizations. The immunoglobulin would be in in addition to tetanus toxoid. ...Read more
Prior serious rxn: Those with a prior serious reaction to toxoid should avoid it. Those at significant risk of tetanus could pursue an evaluation with an allergist to identify which component of the vaccine that caused the rxn and go thru specific desensitization procedures. This could allow someone to continue updating the vaccine. Also, drs can check the blood and verify you still have protective antibodies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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. ...Read more
Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more
Took tetanus shot in May 2016. Was it required to get another tetanus toxoid shot when I suffered wound on 7th January17? Last shot was 8 months ago.
Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date(>10y) it is time to get one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday someone scratched me with his nails ,do I need a tetanus toxoid , I got one injection of it last year?
Your protected: The shot last year will cover you for 9 more years. If you do a lot of gardening or landscape work some suggest a booster every 5 years, but that's an exception ...Read more
Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...Read more
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
Last 3 years i was vaccinated 2 shots interval tetanus toxoid from small wound, last 2 weeks my finger got small wound from pushpin little bit rusty?
i received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. i am worried about hyper immunization? will i be sick in future bcuz of it
No: All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection. ...Read more
Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer