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What are the adverse reaction after administering the anti tetanus serum

What are the adverse reaction after administering the anti tetanus serum

Local soreness: Common reactions are local soreness, redness, and warmth at the reaction site. Less common are low-grade fever, malaise and fatigue lasting a day or two. ...Read more

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When should we use anti tetanus serum as oppose to using tetanus toxoid?

When should we use anti tetanus serum as oppose to using tetanus toxoid?

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

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Hoes does anti-tetanus serum work?

Hoes does anti-tetanus serum work?

Neutralize toxin: anti-tetanus toxin or toxoid binds with tetanus toxin or toxoid, neutralize it, and passes out of body as a harmless substance, thereby preventing damaging toxin effet. However, whenever possible, tetanus immune globulins should be given instead of tetanus anti-toxin, since the latter lasts shorter than the immunoglobulins, and has more side effects. Tetanus anti-toxin is made from horse serum. ...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

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Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

Why anti tetanus serum and tetanus toxoid given simultaneously to patient with dirty wounds

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 more

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Could you have an adverse reaction to an ultrasound?

Could you have an adverse reaction to an ultrasound?

Generally safe imagi: Who technical report shows that ultrasound is safe. It is safe and effective and highly flexible imaging, which provides very valuable information in diagnosing and managing diseases there is no evidence that ultrasond is harmful to the fetus, or children and adults. ...Read more

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Difference between allergic reaction and adverse reaction? Is there an official definition of both?

Difference between allergic reaction and adverse reaction?  Is there an official definition of both?

Very different : An allergic reaction refers to a process that normally does not occur with the administration of drug: specifically involved with histamine release and the signs and symptoms associated with histamine release such as: swelling, itching, low blood pressure, difficulty breathing, etc. Adverse reactions are usually predictable but unwanted symptoms associated with a certain medication. ...Read more

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As an adult who has never received a tetanus shot in my lifetime, would it be safe to get one now, or could there be adverse reactions?

Tetanus: Tetanus is a disease causes by a bacteria called clostridium tetani. It is characterized by paralysis of the muscles including the diaphragm muscle which could be life threatening even leading to death. Tetanus can be easily prevented by taking a tetanus vaccine. The common side effects can be injection site reaction, pain and fever (with a combination vaccine), rarely an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

My eyesight has improved recently after an adverse reaction to a tick bite. Is this unusual? I can see almost normally for the 1st time in years.

See below: Need more information. What kind of illness did you contract from the tick? Lyme disease, rmsf, erlichiosis, babisiosis, etc.? Also, did you have brain involvement - encephalitis? This information would help to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should 2.5 mg of olanzapine cause an adverse reaction?

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Can you please tell me, should 2.5 mg of olanzapine cause an adverse reaction?

Zyprexa (olanzapine): No significant side effects at that low dose, other than some increase appetite. ...Read more

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Do some people have an adverse reaction to acne medicine?

Do some people have an adverse reaction to acne medicine?

Yes: The over-the-counter remedies may cause more inflammation / irritation than they help. Topical retinoic acid derivatives can dry and/or inflame the skin or make it sensitive to sunlight, and some people are allergic to topical and/or systemic antibiotics. Accutane prescribed by dermatologists is certain to produce significant side effects that you'll need to discuss before starting. ...Read more

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What should I do to minimize adverse reaction I had to allegra-d?

What should I do to minimize adverse reaction I had to allegra-d?

Need more info: More information is needed before one can provide the advice on how to minimize the adverse reaction. Specifically what reaction was experienced? How long did it last? And has it happened before? ...Read more

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What is the best course of action if I think my baby is having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

What is the best course of action if I think my baby is having an adverse reaction to a vaccine?

Call somebody!: If they are having difficulty breathing, are seizing, are dusky or blue, or are lethargic, call 911. Otherwise, call your doctor's office immediately. If there is not a timely response and/or you are not comfortable with waiting, go to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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How can eye ptosis as an adverse reaction from a botulium injection?

How can eye ptosis as an adverse reaction from a botulium injection?

Different causes: Botox produces paralysis in any muscle injected. Beside the direct effect on the upper eyelid muscle that can produce a temporary droop, in many cases when Botox is injected in the forehead area to smooth down the wrinkles, it can produce a droop of eyebrow and consequently a droop of the eyelid skin. You should use a reputable surgeon with experience with Botox to avoid most side effects. ...Read more

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If I had an adverse reaction to my 1st HPV vaccine should I have the second?

If I had an adverse reaction to my 1st HPV vaccine should I have the second?

NO!ALL should avoid!: This is a dangerous vaccine that appears to do more harm than good! it is associated with a high incidence of serious side effects including death and there is evidence it may increase rather than decrease the risk of cervical cancer! please read these articles to learn more: http://bit.Ly/1fzm6ub http://bit.Ly/1ki0xr5 http://bit.Ly/1ofvaxc http://bit.Ly/1fuwcsn http://bit.Ly/1qciftd. ...Read more

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What does the phrase most common adverse reaction mean? Does it mean you will develop them

No, but...: The phrase "most common adverse reaction" means that IF you have an adverse reaction to a medication, it's most likely to be that one. It's a statement about possibilities, not a warning that you will definitely get the reaction. ...Read more

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Bf given 4 shots yesterday and he keeps nearly passing out. This a normal reaction to the shots or could this be an adverse reaction?

Bf given 4 shots yesterday and he keeps nearly passing out. This a normal reaction to the shots or could this be an adverse reaction?

Type of shots: What type of shots? It is probably a good idea to call the doctor who supervised these injections. If he continues to pass out he should go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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