Tetanus

What is Tetanus?

It is an infection caused by the bacteria clostridium tetani and causes generalized muscle spasms.

Questions and answers on "Tetanus"

What is the effect if i've got overdose on tetanus toxoid injection ? when it is expired...is it dangerous to be used? i mean.. it just not potent or it becomes something dangerous? thank you

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hi doctor my dad is diabetic patient ,4 days back met with an accident he just had small wounds on his wrist, he consulted doc and got the wound dressed. n took tetanus injection and tablets as well, now white colour tiny drops of puss lik liquid is oozing out from the wound . wat we shld?

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Hi,I had gone through your query and understand your concern.
If I were the treating physician,I would first emphasize on wound management(regular dressing,antibiotic,tetanus toxoid injection etc.)

Simultaneously treat to control blood sugar strictly.If sugar remains high,wound healing will be...

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Hello doctor.......i start my vaccine after 10 day of when my sisters puppy by accident scratched by her leg nail then i dint get a tetanus injection But when i heard that she died at day 5th evening and i went to doctor after day 5th of she died is there any risk that i start lil late my rabbies vaccine plzzz doc im really scared reply me.......

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Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

Rabies is 100% fatal but it is 100% preventable with proper and adequate treatment. As the dog which has scratched you has died you need to take both antirabies vaccine and antirabies serum.

As the puppy died after biting you it may be having rabies, still it is not late...

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what is the effect if i've got overdose on tetanus toxoid injection? when it is expired...is it dangerous to be used? i mean.. it just not potent or it becomes something dangerous? thank you

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I was biten by a dog about 2 days ago the puncture wond was very deep I cleaned with hyrogen soap and water and applied neosporin right away the dog is vaccinated today the bite is still swollen and numb to the touch should I see a doc I had a tetanus shout about 5 years ago

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Hello.
Thanks for writing to us.
The swelling and numbness in the area is a normal finding with any wound. This will subside gradually as the wound heals.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Regards,
Dr. Praveen Tayal ,
drtayal72@gmail.com...

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Sir, I was bitten by a dog in July of 2008.I took injection of tetanus 26 or 27 hrs latter then i was injected with anti rabis about 27 days latter but i always feel inflation around bitten area.Sir, am i needed further treatment? please suggest me sir i live in tension.

doctor1 MD

Hi,I had gone through your query and understand your concern.

Please do not worry.You were treated with proper medications earlier.
The cause of feeling inflation around the bitten area may be due to fibrosis and scarring during wound healing.It will not cause any health problems and you do not...

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Hello Doctor, my right big toe was bitten by a dog, I haven't been to the doctors and I haven't had a tetanus shot for it, the bite didn't draw blood, but there is now a painful lump in between my nail and my Toe, I have Tried Home Remadies but nothing seems to work, what would you Suggest?

doctor1 MD

Hello,
Welcome to HCM,

Rabies is a disease which is also transmitted by bite of the monkey, it is a 100% fatal disease but it is 100% preventable by proper and adequate treatment.

As you were bit by a dog on the big toe which has led to painful lump in between the nail and the nail bed with...

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i had a tetanus vaccine on monday, of wednesday i noticed a bit of pain in the armpit on the same side as the vaccine was given, thought nothing of it, ingrown hair or something. today the pain is much more noticeable and now i can feel a lump at the source of the pain in my armpit, its about the size of a gumball. reaction from vaccine?

doctor1 MD

Hi, dear
I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You may have some enlarged axillary lymphnode or some other infection. It may be due to vaccine or accidental infection. You should take a course of antibiotics.
If it doesn't respond to treatment then biopsy diagnosis is...

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I recieved a tetanus shot a couple of days ago in my right arm. The day after and up till now I've had some swelling in my right eyelid. Is this related to the tetanus shot? I am a relatively healthy 30 year old who exercises regularly and am not sick often.

doctor1 MD

Hello
It seems from the history that you are having swelling of the eyelid.
This is not related to tetanus injection.
The swelling of the eyelids is because of inflammation of glands of eyelids.
The treatment is by use of antibiotics and antiinflammatory drugs. Applying hot compression provides...

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Recent questions on  Tetanus

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My son is diagnosed with HCP Porphyria, one of the acute Porphyrias, and the school is telling us he needs a tetanus shot to stay in school. My research shows a link between tetanus shot and potentially inducing a Porphyria attack. AT 13 he s never had one (he s genetically diagnosed because of me) and don t want to induce one. Should he get the shot.

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Greetings! Brother, I was bitten by dog on 14th January 2014 in the morning around 6. a.m. Around 6.45 a.m I went to clinic and they wiped it. Then around 10 a.m on the day I was given a tetanus injection and started taking antibiotic for a week. Evening around 5 p.m I was given a anti rabies vaccination. I was given anti rabies vaccination for 14 days consequatively around nipple and then after 10 days 1 injection then 10 days after 1 injection and after 10 days last injection. So total 17 injections around the nipple. That means, January - 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27,\ Feb 6, 16, 26 dates I was given a anti rabies vaccination. On 16th Feb. I had a food poison due to the juice (awakadu) which I was taken outside. Again I was given anti biotic. I completed it. After food poison I feel in my mouth I am getting saliva. Doctor checked my blood they told I have a 108 sugar and 225 is a colostratral. Yet dog is alive and owner of the dog says it is in a good condition. Can you please tell me if possible the reasons of saleva I am getting it. I am also not feeling hungry. If time permits kindly reply brother. With respects, moses

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I took a tetanus shot ( with diphtheria , binding agent was SULFA drug ). I am alergic to SULFA. It s been 4 years and the joint pain started within 10 days and has now caused me great and severe arthritis like pain over my entire body. Can I do anything to get rid of the SULFA drug?

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I got a tetanus shot on right side hip yesterday. Today i can feel pain which is ok. But i can also feel pain in the groin region, the exact spot is where the inguinal hernia is present. This pain was previously not there. Is it temporary or a muscle swelling because of tetanus shot ? I pains only if i try to press it. I can walk comfortably though.

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I am 38 years old and was scratched by a stray dog 2 days ago. Since I have been bitten by a dog before, I know the drill. I went to buy Rabipur but as it was unavailable, I bought Vaxirab N. Now, I know that I need to take 5 dosage of Vaxirab N...

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Hi, last night my husband had a leg cramp and then all of a sudden his entire body was shaking. He felt like his jaw was being forced to stay opened and all his body was tense Also this is the second time i have seen this happen to him he said he...

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