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When Is It Too Late For A Tetanus Shot
Is waiting 4 days too late to get a tetanus shot to prevent tetanus after a deep puncture wound? Is it too late ?
No: Get your next depo shot as soon as possible to continue protection. ...Read more
After Primary Imm10y: The Immunisation to prevent Tetanus is started in first yearand up to 4to6 years of age called Primary Immunisation The vaccine used is DPT(Diptheria,Teatanus,Pertussis) and protects against 3 disease. Given at 2,4,6,15-18 months and next 4to6 years.Then at age of 11 as Tdap vaccine.And a booster every 10 years after that as DT or Tdap. But if there is contaminated wound and last shot >5 yrs Shot ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Got injured and want a tetanus shot but not sure when last was. Is it dangerous if it's only been a year since the last one?
Not a problem: It is in no way dangerous to get an extra tetanus shot. It is far better you get one if you were injured than take the risk. The only thing you may experience is a bit more soreness in arm if you had one recently - but that is all just local reaction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Should i get a shot after getting a 10inch deep to the bone cut from a rusted fence? It is real deep. I am very weakened by it but its not on a main artery. But it hurts.
Nope: Go ahead and get one, it is not too late ...Read more
No: Get your booster shot as soon as possible. For most typical vaccination series, you don't need to start all over again. Check out http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule-easy-read.pdf to see what's recommended for your age (and medical conditions). Strongly consider meningococcal vaccine if you live in a dorm. Also HPV series to prevent certain cancers. ...Read more
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I've had 2 periods this month the first one ended the 6th, today 8 days later another one but not as heavy.... is it too soon for a pregnancy test???
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