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Suggest treatment for scratch from an iron door - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jan-2015
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User:Hi, I got a scratch from an iron door yesterday. Though it didnt bleed but I dont want to take any chance and wanted to get a tetenas injection. I lost got a tetenas injection around one year back.
User:Just wanted to confirm if I should go and get myself injected
Doctor:Yes, there is no harm in it
Doctor:You can take another shot now
User:ok, what is the maximum duration till when this injection is effective - 3 months, 6 months or some now say 5 years ??
Doctor:Yes, a shot every 5 years would be ideal
Doctor:However, if you have a potential exposure, there is no harm in taking the shot
Doctor:Since you took one around a year back, you can take one now
Doctor:thank you too
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