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Antibody (Definition)

An antibody is a protein the body's immune system makes to identify potentially harmful substances in the body. Antibodies attach to the substance on a molecular level and mark it so the immune ...Read more


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Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Disease or Vaccine: Only way you can have positive antibodies in your blood is if you have received the vaccines and other way is if you have had the infection in the past By getting the vaccine your body produces the antibodies which protects you against the infection if you are exposed to it I will advice get the shot.But you are 34.you might have had MMR in childhood.Get your blodd checked.Get your tdap every10yrs ...Read more

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On remicade, (infliximab) lab tests show low pneumonia, diphtheria, and tetanus antibodies? Should I do anything or be concerned?

Observation: Remicade (infliximab) can have some immune suppressing properties and your physicians might have a lower threshold for treating infections. Let them know of any symptoms that might be due to infection so they can initiate antibiotic treatment appropriately. ...Read more

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I got the tetanus shot. Doctor left dirt in there and sent me home with antibiotics. I'm all done with those. It feels like I damaged the nerve. ?

I got the tetanus shot. Doctor left dirt in there and sent me home with antibiotics. I'm all done with those. It feels like I damaged the nerve. ?

Doesn't make sense: Your question as written does not make sense. Start over and give basic information on the injury and how it was treated,Then ask a clear question.The site is not a chat, and no questions are linked, so you must start over from the beginning. ...Read more

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Stepped on earring on pool deck.. Do i need a tetanus shot? It bled so i put pressure on it to make it stop, put antibiotic ointment on and now have a band aid on it. What should I do?

Stepped on earring on pool deck.. Do i need a tetanus shot? It bled so i put pressure on it to make it stop, put antibiotic ointment on and now have a band aid on it. What should I do?

Tetanus: Tetanus spores reside in the soil/environment and can be transmitted through any skin compromise. The usual treatment of minor cut/puncture is thorough cleansing, antibiotic ointment. If your tetanus is not up to date, an Adacel booster is recommended. ...Read more

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I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic. Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

I cut my finger soup can lid this am, taking out trash. Cleaned, iodine, baggage with antibiotic.  Not sure when last tetanus shot do I need one now?

Maybe,maybe not: Any wound that opens the skin can allow tetanus spores access to create an infection. A rusty nail is a classic exposure but any cut could be a source. Good cleaning and care can help.If you can't remember receiving a booster within the past 10 years it is a good idea to get one. ...Read more

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Just had to get 2 stitches by eyebrow. Fixing wheelchair when piece came off and hit eye. Have antibiotic just on casedo indeed a tetanus shot?

Just had to get 2 stitches by eyebrow. Fixing wheelchair when piece came off and hit eye. Have antibiotic just on casedo indeed a tetanus shot?

Depends: If you have not had one in ten years it is a good idea. The wound itself is lower risk than those dealing with gardening or yard work but tetanus spores can be in dust all around us. Getting one now would give you now + 10 years not to worry about it. ...Read more

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I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

I cut my foot on a rusty rod and used peroxide on the cut later that night. If I keep using peroxide,antibiotic ointment,&band aids,can I get Tetanus?

Maybe,maybe not: It only takes an opening in the skin and a few tetanus spores to begin the infectious process that may lead to tetanus. Your work to clean and sanitize the area is a great first step, and may protect you. However, tetanus is quite nasty and a simple booster provides protection for 10 years.If you can't remember your last tetanus shot, get one.You mav have received one around 10-12 years of age. ...Read more

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