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Is it possible to get lockjaw from a dog scratch?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Jaw

Most likely not. The bacterias are in the saliva.

In brief: Jaw

Most likely not. The bacterias are in the saliva.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: Possible? yes

Possible? Yes, but very unlikely.
Infection generally occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound. Infection can be prevented by proper immunization and by post-exposure prophylaxis. It is best to call your physician to see if you are up to date on your tetanus immunizations and what he\she recommends you do.

In brief: Possible? yes

Possible? Yes, but very unlikely.
Infection generally occurs through wound contamination and often involves a cut or deep puncture wound. Infection can be prevented by proper immunization and by post-exposure prophylaxis. It is best to call your physician to see if you are up to date on your tetanus immunizations and what he\she recommends you do.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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