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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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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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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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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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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