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When Is It Too Late For A Tetanus Shot
Better late: than never if your vaccines are not up to date. It wouldn't be a bad idea to have it checked for a secondary infection at the same time. ...Read more
I got biten by my cat two days ago. I thought it was just a scratch but it stinged after germX. Is it too late to get a tetanus shot just in case?
Bitten by cat two days ago: No, is fine have the vaccination. is the skin red? tender? swollen? those are symptoms of infection. Were you vaccinated in the past? if yes have it again, the immune system will wake up, rapell injection. Have Amoxicillin 500 mg for 5 days, go to the pharmacy and have the vaccination. Keep well ...Read more
Is it too late if I have a tetanus shot 72 hours or + after I got a minor cut from a rusty paperclip in a toilet tank?My last tetanus shot: 5 yrs ago.
Is waiting 4 days too late to get a tetanus shot to prevent tetanus after a deep puncture wound? Is it too late ?
I stepped on an old nail 2 days ago and it punctured my foot now the top of my foot is red and swollen and sore. Idklast tetanus shot. Is it too late?
Nope: Go ahead and get one, it is not too late ...Read more
I got a tetanus shot a week after a dog bite. My last tetanus shot was well over ten years ago. Is this tetanus shot too late to take effect?
No: the Tetanus shot you received wasn't meant to treat the dog bite, rather to catch up on your late immunization schedule. If your doctor was suspicious of tetanus infection, yes s/he would have given you Tetanus immune globulin, which gives best results if given within the first 24 hrs, all the best ...Read more
Two weeks ago i was working with old rusty nails and they touched an open wound on my hand. Is it to late to get a tetanus shot?
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