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Tetanus Vaccine Allergy
Depends: If you can't remember it is likely 10 years since your last shot. If activities like gardening expose you to spores you should consider a booster even sooner. If your life ever brings you in contact with infants, you should consider the tdap which adds coverage for pertussis, which adults can get even if immunized as babies. This would prevent you from passing it to a baby. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Latin word for cow, vacca, because of the smallpox/cowpox work of edward jenner, vaccination is the administration of a substance, live organism or otherwise, that stimulates the immune response to prevent a specific disease. Primarily a preventative procedure, some vaccines can ...Read more
Pain and redness: You can't get the tetanus alone in the usa. For adults and older kids, it's given as the td (tetanus and diphtheria) or the tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis). Side effects of the td include pain, redness or swelling, mild fever in 1 out of 15, and occasional headache. Rarely you can get higher fever and arm swelling. With the tdap, these side effects are more pronounced and more common. ...Read more
See links: Dtap: aluminum phosphate, ammonium sulfate, casamino acid, dimethyl-beta-cyclodextrin, formaldehyde or formalin, glutaraldehyde, 2-phenoxyethan meningococcal: formaldehyde, formalin, thimerasol.Yeast in the Meningococcal vaccine. Look up "vaccine ingredients"...There are several good websites....And way too many ingredients to list here. ...Read more
I cut my leg while riding bike. I cleaned It, doesnt seem deep but dont know if I should get tetanus vaccine as I dont remember getting it ever. Tnx?
Vaccine types: and availability can vary by region. Locating a physician practice or health department in the region you are considering would be more appropriate for determining vaccine availability. The World Health Organization may also have more specific information for you. Here is the website link: http://apps.who.int/immunization_monitoring/globalsummary/schedules ...Read more
Pobably the stress: Even a needle can distress some people. If there is an unknown risk factor (e.g. Minor genetic) it could be the "last straw on the camel's back". Overall good health is the greatest protection. ...Read more
Confusing question: If your question is what are the risks when none is taken..the answer is tetanus. This germ is around us continuously with heavy concentration in the soils.Spores enter a break in the skin and cause infection like many other germs, this one just makes tetanus toxin that attacks the nervous system.It can be treated, but is a horrible disease.Getting the vaccine is a simple way to avid it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Tetanus Immune Globulin is i believe what you mean by antitetanic--this is purified anti-tetanus antibody. The vaccine is tetanus toxoid (a modified version of the toxin) designed to get your body to produce it's own antibody. In general, the vaccine is used universally and the tetanus Immune Globulin is used only immediately after sustaining a dirty wound in the setting of tetanus nonimmunity. ...Read more
More discomfort: The td (tetanus and diptheria) is recommended ten years apart in the absence of significant injuries. They're given closer together when indicated for injuries. The tdap (tetanus, diptheria and pertussis) is recommended as a one time dose for adults. When indicated, the tdap can be given at any interval after the last tetanus containing vaccine. More swelling, pain and fever with closer spacing. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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