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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
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
Took tetanus shot in May 2016. Was it required to get another tetanus toxoid shot when I suffered wound on 7th January17? Last shot was 8 months ago.
Last 3 years I was vaccinated 2 shots interval tetanus toxoid from small wound, last 2 weeks my finger got small wound from pushpin little bit rusty?
Tetanus Vaccine: The tetanus vaccine is good for ten years. You are fine. ...Read more
7 yrs. Past got tetanus toxoid vaccine after giving birth. Now I scratch my self on rusty gate no blood. No deep wound should have anothe vaccine?
Yes: Tetanus vaccines provide at least 10 years of immunity. But, if you have a 'dirty' wound involving rusty items or soil you should consider getting a booster shot if its been longer than 5 years. Ask your doctor to look at your wound to help you decide about your need for a booster. ...Read more
Yes: You do want to thouroughly clense the area of injury as soon as possible to reduce the chance of infection by any agent. A tetanus booster, if needed can be delayed a day or more and still help stop tetanus, but the sooner it is given the better. ...Read more
Odd question: Tetanus toxoid is routinely given every decade to maintain tetanus immunity. It is often combined with other vaccines tha benefit from a boost. ...Read more
Prior serious rxn: Those with a prior serious reaction to toxoid should avoid it. Those at significant risk of tetanus could pursue an evaluation with an allergist to identify which component of the vaccine that caused the rxn and go thru specific desensitization procedures. This could allow someone to continue updating the vaccine. Also, drs can check the blood and verify you still have protective antibodies. ...Read more
Protection wears off: The protection provided by a tetanus shot usually provides ample levels of circulating antibody protection for up to ten years. After that point it fades & the person may develop tetanus if exposed. Protection from tetanus & several other bacteria based vaccines does not last as long as most viral vaccines & must be boosted periodically to maintain protection. ...Read more
If > 10 yrs U need 1: Tetanus protection from the primary or booster series will begin to decline over time. If it has been > 10 years since your last tetanus booster, you should consider one at your convenience. If you are not protected a booster within 24hrs of a potential tetanus exposure will be necessary. Today we recommend the tdap which boosts your coverage against tetanus, pertussis and diphtheria. ...Read more
Tetanus: If you are not aware of your tetanus vaccination, a blood test can determine your immunity not only against tetanus but also to other disease prevented by vaccines. If you had immunizations during infancy and received your booster when you were 4 - 5 years old, you may be protected. However, if you have not received a booster since that time, you definitely need a tetanus booster. ...Read more
Tetanus shot: Part of the modem tetanus nah it which includes 3 components. Tetanus toxoid is the name for the component of the vaccine that leads to immunity to tetanus when injected into the arm. ...Read more
Out of date tetanus: Any break in the skin can be contaminated by tetanus spores that are everywhere. The worst involve gardening & dirty environments, but any break in the skin can allow the germ in & set up the infection that causes tetanus. If you are out of date (>10y) it is time to get one. ...Read more
Yesterday someone scratched me with his nails, do I need a tetanus toxoid, I got one injection of it last year?
Your protected: The shot last year will cover you for 9 more years. If you do a lot of gardening or landscape work some suggest a booster every 5 years, but that's an exception ...Read more
Abnormal: A rigor is an extreme reaction associated with high fever and shivering etc. It is an illness in itself and indicates that the patient over-reacted to the toxoid. Whether you call it allergy of sensitivity is immaterial. The toxoid should never be given again. ...Read more
Tetanus shot: No, there should be no adverse reaction from getting the 2 shots together. There may be some soreness of the shot site. ...Read more
I received 3 shots of tetanus toxoid injection within the span of 4 years. I am worried about hyper immunization? Will I be sick in future bcuz of it
No: All you had was a booster in of your immune system using vaccines. It will be prudent though to keep a record of your vaccines so that indication of need for protection in future will be more accurately determined based on your geographic location, type of exposure and your risk of acquiring infection. ...Read more
Usually every 10 yrs: After the initial childhood series, a td (tetanus and diphtheria) booster is recommended every 10 yrs. If there is a significant wound, a booster is recommended if it has been 5 or more years since the last one. Also, one of the boosters is recommended in the form of a tdap (with an "acellular pertussis" or whooping cough component). A prevention iphone app with more info: my health checklist 2012. ...Read more
I read in internet that tetanus toxoid shot is effective for 5 years. But, pharmacies in India says it is effective for 6 mnth. Which one is correct?
5-10 years: It is standard after 10 but if you have a dirty wound it is recommended after 5 yrs for the booster. I am not sure why they would have told you 6 months. Did a CDC search and that is just not correct. Ask the pharmacy to provide literature or explain themselves. ...Read more
Is it necessary to give tetanus vaccine to prepubescent kids with injuries even though they have received three shots of tetanus toxoid as toddlers?
Incomplete series: Depending on the formulation used, the cdc recommended tetanus vaccine series includes 5 doses between 6 weeks and 6 years of age. For those not receiving tetanus as toddlers, 3 doses at appropriate intervals is accepted. A dose of tdap, is recommended for 11-12 yo to provide a booster for the pertussis as well as the tetanus, and dosing with td every 10 years thereafter. ...Read more
I got a Type III dog bite. The doctor only administered 4 shots of Antitetanus, 1 shot of Tetanus Toxoid and Rabipur. Does Immune Globulin required?
Treated toxin: Tetanus differs from some vaccines in that altering the germ in some form is not part of the process. The chemical "toxin" produced by the germ is treated to inactivate it. From that inactivated "toxoid", a vaccine is created so you can develop protective antibodies to the active toxin. ...Read more
Pregnancy can blunt the immune system; cdc recommends actually three doses of tetanus toxoid for pregnant women not previously immunized, two during pregnancy and one 6-12 months after, to ensure both maternal and neonatal tetanus immunity.
http://www. Cdc. Gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6041a4.htm. ...Read more
Tetanus booster: Tetanus vaccine is recommended every 10 years. Currently, the incidence of whooping has been increasing so if you need a tetanus booster, the current recommendation is to get tdap - tetanus combined with dipththeria and wooping cough (pertussis) vaccines. All pregnant women who have not had a tetanus booster in the last 10 years are recommended to receive the tdap as well. ...Read more
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