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Bruised while travelling, is tetanus required, thyroid test, visit to endocrinologist suggested - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   how can i help u today?
User :   I have two query.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please proceed
User :   1. I got a cut on 15 May while travelling on train and its not yet cured. Do I need to take tetanus injection?
Doctor :   may i know ur age ?
User :   30 years
Doctor :   and when was the last time u got any operation or injections for Tetanus ?
User :   never
User :   or might be at the age of 10
Doctor :   iN that case , getting a tetvac shot might be useful
Doctor :   as for as the cut, just apply, a neosporin ointment and take ibuprofen for a few days
User :   Generally tetanus injection need to take within 24 hours, is this correct?
Doctor :   Yes, it is preferable, but its better late than never
User :   Do I need to consult any general physician for this, if so can you suggest someone near Indiranagar?
Doctor :   You can just go to any Emergency room, in any hospital, the nurse will give you a shot
Doctor :   just take the tetvac injection, from the pharmacy, along with a disposible syringe, and ask the nurse that u need a injection
User :   Thanks Doctor. Another query is related to Thyroid test.
Doctor :   ok
User :   My sister want to do a thyroid test, can you suggest any good hospital?
User :   How is Manipal Hospital for thyroid test?
Doctor :   for testing alone, you can go to the nearest sSRL ranbaxy Labs,
Doctor :   manipal is a very good and excellent hospital
User :   As my sister want to take second opinion, is is better to consult a doctor before the test?
Doctor :   yes, first consult a endocrinologist, for a proper examination and history taking
User :   Can you suggest any doctor from Manipal Hospital, so that I can book an appointment.
Doctor :   if he feels that , you might need testing then , getting the tests done would be good
User :   any good doctor from Airport rd. manipal hospital?
Doctor :   give me a minute
Doctor :   a good endocrinologist at Manipal
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   Thanks doctor for info
Doctor :   you are welcome
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