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Suggestion for tetanus for wound on leg - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Doctor,I got hurt from a fence of about 1 mm, 5 days back and only applied bandage. I took tetanus about 4 months back. Should I take tetanus injection now.
Age: 28, Sex: Male.Other ailments: Asthma, High BP, Uric Acid.
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User :   Hi Doctor
User :   Hi Doctor, I got hurt from a fence of about 1 mm, 5 days back and only applied bandage. I took tetanus about 4 months back. Should I take tetanus injection now. Age: 28, Sex: Male. Other ailments: Asthma, High BP, Uric Acid.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Iam Dr ...
User :   hi Dr
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   I got hurt from fence about 1 mm, 5 days back and only applied bandage.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I took tetanus about 4 months back.
User :   Should I take tetanus injection now?
Doctor :   So no need to worry about tetanus
Doctor :   Since its effect last 6 months
User :   I get nervous easily
User :   but is there any chances of infection
Doctor :   So dont take tetanus again
Doctor :   Dont worry
Doctor :   No
User :   yes doctor, thanks a lot for this:)
Doctor :   I mean tetanus,but you can get other bacterial infection
User :   It was 10ml which the doc gave me
User :   so what should I do
Doctor :   Didnt you apply any antibiotic ointment
User :   I applied bandage at that moment and changed it twice
Doctor :   What is that 10 ml?
User :   and applied soframycin after 12 hrs
User :   the tetanus injection that was given to me
Doctor :   Do you have pus in the wound?
Doctor :   Soframaycin is good
Doctor :   continue that
User :   Don't know
User :   How do I check for pus
Doctor :   No tetanus will be 2ml injection
User :   ok, I didn't knew I just made a guess
User :   I have bandage everyday since then
Doctor :   ok is the wound healing
Doctor :   like do you have a good scab on it
User :   I didn't see any wound even the beginning, it was a deep dot and that dot still appears
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   So probably you are not having an infection
User :   thanks a lot doctos
Doctor :   You can continue the ointment ,soframycin
Doctor :   The wound will heal soon
Doctor :   Anyway its a very small one...
Doctor :   Is there anything else you want to ask?
User :   no doctor this shall be sufficient thanks a lot
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Bye...
User :   bye doctor
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