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Son bumped arm into something that had metal sticking out small cut getting tetnus booster tomorrow big lump underneath w/ blood does lump need ER ?

Son bumped  arm into something that had metal sticking out small cut getting tetnus booster tomorrow big lump underneath w/ blood does lump need ER ?

Best to take in now: A Big lump under a small laceration is not expected and as the source of the laceration is unclear and perhaps unclean, it is best to have the would well irrigated and examined for additional foreign material. ...Read more

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Why would i need to get a tetanus booster?

Why would i need to get a tetanus booster?

Increase antibodies: Over time antibodies wane from previous tetanus immunization, so a booster is needed to increase the level of protection against the disease tetanus. ...Read more

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Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

Why do people need a tetanus booster shot?

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

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When do you have to get the tetanus booster?

When do you have to get the tetanus booster?

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 more

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When is it too late to get a tetanus booster?

When is it too late to get a tetanus booster?

It's never too late: But if you have a wound / injury that could be contaminated while you were not protected it should be evaluated for infection ( as all significant skin wounds or injuries should be). ...Read more

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How do I know if i need to get a tetanus booster?

How do I know if i need to get a tetanus booster?

How long has it been: These are recommended at 10 year intervals from your last dose.If you cannot remember your last dose, it is fine to get one early. ...Read more

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Can you get tetanus 7 years after a booster shot?

UNLIKELY: Most are considered well covered by a booster within 10 years. Some recommend those working in high risk environments like landscaping and gardening consider boosters every 5 yr. ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract tetanus from a tetanus booster?

Is it possible to contract tetanus from a tetanus booster?

Extremely Unlikely: Study: http://www.Cdc.Gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/tetanus/default.Htm including the detail sections, http://www.Nvic.Org/vaccines-and-diseases/tetanus.Aspx and for one example of a prescribing insert of a booster: http://www.Fda.Gov/downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproducts/ucm166873.Pdf. ...Read more

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How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

How long does it take for tetanus booster to increase immunity?

Immunizations: It usually takes about two weeks to increase immunity. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a tetanus booster yesterday, feel ill today?

Call your doctor.: A tetanus booster does not cause illness. It can make your arm hurt/be sore. Do you know if you had at Td or Tdap? If you are feeling ill, you should call your own doctor and discuss whether or not you need to be seen to diagnose any other illness. ...Read more

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When should you get a tetanus booster before you're 10 years out from the last one?

When should you get a tetanus booster before you're 10 years out from the last one?

Tetanus booster: The current recommendation is every ten years. However, there is a five-year option if you sustain a dirty deep cut like a punctured wound from a rusty nail outside. ...Read more

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Does a tetanus booster i had 10 yrs. Ago count as the first in a series of 3 shots?

Depends: If you never had a tetanus shot previously then it was the first. If you had the primary series in childhood, it is just a booster & due again every 10 years. ...Read more

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I have had tetanus shots before but do not want to go in for my ten year, can I just get the shot booster in the future if I get a deep cut and comein?

Tetanus Safety: Tetanus vaccination is available as Tdap( tetanus, diphtheria & pertussis) or Td ( tetanus diphtheria). If you have received Td next time that is after 10 years get the Tdap. The safety interval is as short as less than 2 years between shots but try and wait at least 5 years to reduce side effects. ...Read more

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What is tetanus shot booster for?

What is tetanus shot booster for?

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

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How serious are tetanus booster side effects?

Pain/local swelling: There are some rare individuals that have an allergic response to tetanus toxoid, the active component of the tetanus shot.These folks have major hives, abdominal pain or other strong reactions to the agent & it usually is present early in life with early boosters. These folks should avoid the vaccine .For the majority of us it just hurts & causes the site to swell for a few days. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself. Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more