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when is it too late to get a tetanus shot

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when is it too late to get a tetanus shot after being cut by a sharp Shard of glass?
Posted Wed, 6 Dec 2017 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
with 24 hours

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Hi, I am Dr Anshul Varshney , I have read your query in detail , I understand your concern.
One should get tetanus shot with in 24 hours of suspected exposure.

Taking it later may not be of help.

However, in cases where the suspicion of tetanus is high and a person presents late then 24 hours of Tetanus shot, we offer Tetanus Immunoglobulin.

This is my personal opinion based on details available here. If you still have any other query, you may please ask me.
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Dr Anshul Varshney , MD
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