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What are signs that a cut or laceration need a tetanus toxoid shot?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Out of date tetanus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 If you are out of date(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.

In brief: Out of date tetanus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 If you are out of date(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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: There are none

Tetanus is due to inoculation with an organism that common in the environment.
Immunization is the the proper treatment. Booster "shots "are commonly used after initial inoculation.

In brief: There are none

Tetanus is due to inoculation with an organism that common in the environment.
Immunization is the the proper treatment. Booster "shots "are commonly used after initial inoculation.
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
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