Doctor insights on:
When To Get A Tetanus Shot After Cut
How long can I wait to get a tetanus shot after stepping on a nail? The nail wasn't.Clean but wasn't rusted. Foot washed. Dep cut
I received a small cut on my foot from a piece of dirty glass (that was in an parking lot) do I need to get a tetanus shot? Unsure of last time I got one.
Tetanus Protocol: If you can not remember the last time you had a tetanus booster. It wouldn't be a bad idea to get one. Then you'll be good for 10 years. Better safe age than sorry. ...Read more
Hi I got a whooping cough shot in 2011 today I cut myself on a drity bench. Do I night to get a tetanus shot?
Depends: If you received the TdaP, or the more current whooping cough shot that contains the tetanus toxoid you are protected. Since that is the only whooping cough shot now given to adults I expect that you did. The tetanus booster within that shot gives you 10 years of protection from date of administration. ...Read more
What to do if I got a cut tripping with some metal wires on the ground, should I get a tetanus shot?
A cut is a cut: Tetanus is possible when a cut on the skin is contaminated by tetanus spores that are all around, predominantly in soils. It doesn't matter what made the cut if the exposure comes after the skin is open. The rusty wire is a classic source because it was on the ground. If > 10 yrs since youe last booster, get the shot. ...Read more
I was cut by a soup can today and had the wound bandaged by an emt. He suggested that I get a tetanus shot within the week. Just want to know if it's ok to wait over the weekend. I don't want to use the emergency room. Thank you
You: You should have a tetanus shot within 72 hours ideally. However it is very unlikely that you will get tetanus from a soup can. It is a good idea to get it updated though, as this will last you from 5-10 years. Also the new tetanus shot also has the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine, and we are having a whooping cough outbreak in this country. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I cut myself with a staple that was on a package sent from China. It's small, kinda deep cut. Should I get a tetanus shot? (Idk when I last had one)
Yes: If it has been more than 5 years since your last shot or if you cant remember, you should get a new shot, sooner rather than later. If you know the doctor you went to the last time you had your tetinus shot, they probably have records and can tell you when you had your last shot. Also look out for signs of infection, like increaseing warmth or draining puss, increasing pain, etc ...Read more
Should I get a tetanus shot? I've been getting small cuts/ scratches from metal lately I checked and I don't think there was rust. I am a hypochondriac
If I cut my finger on a can, can I wait 24 hours to go get a tetanus shot? My last one was 10yrs one month ago.
If the can: Was clean (not rusty or filthy) you can likely wait 24 hours. ...Read more
I was in the mountains yesterday and I got cut on my lower leg by rusty barbed wire. It's just a red scratch. Should I get a tetanus shot? I'm 21.
Better safe than:
Sorry. If it more than 5 years since your last tetanus booster it will be the prudent thing to do. Hopefully a shallow scratch should not pose a high risk for infection especially if the scratch was irrigated thoroughly. Take care and be safe.
www. Healthtap. Com/dr-nnebe. ...Read more
6 days ago I cut my finger putting on skies. Wound is small and not deep. It did bleed a little. Didn't get a tetanus shot. Should I worry about tetanus?
Husband cut his finger with dirty pruning shears last weekend, and now it looks ugly. Should he get a tetanus shot?
I got a minor cut from a old rusty knife I am up to date on my tetanus shot but should I still go get it checked?
My husband is 48 years old and had a tetanus shot 6 years ago, he got cut by a bottle last night, should he get another tetanus shot?
Not needed: He doesn't need one.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi! If I got a tetanus shot last 8 years ago and cut myself last Friday but it has healed well, should I get a tetanus booster?
Maybe: You should be protected from your past booster (10 yrs) unless the wound was contaminated or care delayed. Since you are at the end of the useful span of protection, a booster now or at your convenience might be a good idea. ...Read more
Logical question am I more likely to get tetanus through a scrape with a tiny cut or a deep wound? And why get another tetanus shot if you have one
- Talk to a doctor online
- How long can you wait to get a tetanus shot after a cut?
- When do children get their first tetanus shot
- Can you drink after getting a tetanus shot?
- What are my chances of getting tetanus after a cut on my foot?
- Swelling after tetanus shot
- When should i go back to the doctor after a tetanus shot
- Reasons to get a tetanus shot
- Should i get a tetanus shot if my skin was slightly cut from a metal jagged edge
- How bad does a cut have to be to get tetanus shot?