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Types Of Tetanus Neonatorum
Do I need a tetanus shot? I Just stepped on a tack my heel area.It had been used to go in the wall but is not rusted.(Newly diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic)
Any break in skin: The spores of tetanus are similar to any bacteria in their ability to enter a break in the skin and begin thriving on the juices therein.As the germ spores begin to form an infection, it will eventually be able to make tetanus toxin and cause tetanus.Some injuries are more likely than others to expose you to tetanus, but any break in the skin might.A booster every 10 yrs is simple protection. ...Read more
Help! i'm having my house re-done & i was walking outside & tripped over a wire type fence on the ground & cut my leg in 3 places. The wire fence thing looked brand new. Do i need a tetanus shot?
If not up to date: If you have not had a tetanus shot within the last 10 years he will need to have a booster shot. It would also be a good idea if those cuts are deep to have them looked at that for any foreign body that may have become lodged in them and for general wound care. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
I cut my hand with a kitchen knife between thumb and index finger on tuesday. Today I have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. Could this be tetanus or another type of infection?
Tetanus: You should check your tetanus booster shot record. Did you get one in the past 10 years. Hand injury , sore throat and difficulty swallowing are both common conditions and in most cases are not related. If you can open your mouth wide, you don't have tetanus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i get tetanus from a cut that only pieced the skin and only bled for 30 seconds ? The wound was caused by a rock in a forest.
Unlikely but possibl: In the scenario you say the cut pierced the skin and bled for 30 seconds.It is still possible for Tetanus germs to enter your body.You are only 15.Check with your Pediatrician when and if you received your last Tdap.It is given at age of 11 as recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics.I f not given at that age you need to get Tdap from your Pediatrician now.Tdap protects you against 3 diseases ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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