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Hello, I have taken a tetanus toxoid injection 1 year ago. Yesterday I got injured (finger with scratch & bleeding) with rough dirty cemented (without paint/white wash) wall during changing CFL of my toilet. Do I need tetanus toxoid injection again?

Dr. Anurag Seth 91% (160 ratings)
MBBS
Internal Medicine Specialist, Allahabad
Hello, I have taken a tetanus toxoid injection 1 year ago. Yesterday I got injured (finger with scratch & bleeding) w...
If you had the complete tetanus vaccinations and the one you received last year was a booster. You don't need any tetanus injection for five years.
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Which is the suitable time for taking tetanus toxoid vaccines ,since I am completing my 6 month of pregnancy. Kindly suggest.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 90% (27586 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Which is the suitable time for taking tetanus toxoid vaccines ,since I am completing my 6 month of pregnancy. Kindly ...
You have to take one dose in first 3 moths and a second dose in 6 months .The WHO also recommends that a third vaccine be given six months after the second dose to provide protection for at least five years.
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Respected Sir, My mother is diabetic patient since 2007. Sugar level is kept in check by dietary means and medicines. Very recently (some 25 to 30 days back) a small circular wound was noticed on her foot. She had taken a tetanus toxoid injection for that and within two days the wound was healed. But today again similar wound has appeared on the foot. Taking another tetanus toxoid injection is advisable or any other medication is required?

Dt. Raghunath Singh Ranawat 89% (62 ratings)
M A Psychology, Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS), Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Aayurved Ratn
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Rajsamand
Respected Sir,
My mother is diabetic patient since 2007. Sugar level is kept in check by dietary means and medicines....
No worries about you Make your mother a dietary table. Increase the amount of vitamin C in the food. Take care of the feet. Wear soft cloth shoes. Make a habit of stroll after eating food. Pranayama is done in the morning in the morning. Include high fiber in the food. Give breakfast on time. Always take care of the feet carefully. Your mother will be healthy.
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Is there any test to determine the deficiency of vitamin C? Should one take vitamin C tablets solely depending on the systems mentioned in the above article and lf so how much?

Dr. Rajesh Jain 92% (13121 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Is there any test to determine the deficiency of vitamin C? Should one take vitamin C tablets solely depending on the...
Please Can test vit c levels at lab Instead of taking vit c in tab form, take awla, lemon, regularly Can take Special Chyawanprash by Patanjali regularly 1 tsf twice a day.
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I am suffering from a serious dandruff problem and hair fall too due to lot lf stress and I am getting pimples also on my back n face n tht is causing acne problem.

Dr. Robin Anand 90% (15302 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
I am suffering from a serious dandruff problem and hair fall too due to lot lf stress and I am getting pimples also o...
For prevention of hair loss follow these instructions: •Take proper sleep of 6 - 7 hours. Do meditation to destress yourself. You can do Pranayams or take long deep breaths whlie closing your eyes I a peaceful environment for at least 8-10 minutes. • Add protein containing items in your foods for healthy hair growth such as take a bowl of cereal daily and a glass of milk or 100 gm cheese or 1-2 eggs.. • To reduce hairfall and whitening of hairs, Practice Yogasana like Shirshasana and Sarwangasana only under the guidance of Expert. • you can use mahabhringraj oil and apply it 3 times in a week massage your scalp for 10 to 15 minutes daily. • Avoid the excess use of products such as hair colours or shampoo. * Take Vitamin-E rich foods like dry fruits (Almonds, Pista etc) daily. * You can take Vitamnin E supplement (100 mg capsiles) daily and tab. Boitin only under the supervision of nearest physician. * Apply the egg yolk to the scalp atleast once a week. It gives nourishment to hair root and enhances hair growth. Lastly, The last step is crucial as it seals in the nourishment. Try making this mask at home. In a bowl, mix two eggs, honey and some coconut oil. Leave the mask on for 20 minutes, then rinse with a mild shampoo. For relief from dandruff: Apply curd on the scalp for atleast 15 min twice in a week and sit in sunlight.
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I am 4+ months pregnant. When I should take injection for tetanus and how many times.

Dr. Indira Das 89% (2737 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Obstetrics and Gynecology), MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
I am 4+ months pregnant. When I should take injection for tetanus and how many times.
If this is first pregnancy take inj tt 6, 7, 8th month of pregnancy. If its 2nd / 3rd and conceived within 5 years of 1st preg/ completed course of tetanus toxoid, take inj tt, 7, 8th month only.
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Diphtheria - Signs Of You Must Be Careful About!

Dr. Anil Mehta 90% (676 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Diphtheria - Signs Of You Must Be Careful About!

A quite serious bacterial infection, diphtheria is caused by the Corynebacterium diphtheria. It usually tends to affect the throat and the mouth of an affected person, although there are other varieties which can infect your skin as well. However, the most common cases of diphtheria affect the throat and the mouth. 

Symptoms of diphtheria in general
It may take up to five days for symptoms to show up when you are infected with the disease. Some of the symptoms would be:

  1. You neck would swell up due to swelling in the lymph nodes, especially in the neck
  2. Your throat and tonsils will develop a thick grayish membrane 
  3. Your throat may become sore and hoarse
  4. You may face difficulty in breathing, depending on the size of the membrane and the resultant inflammation
  5. You may have difficulty swallowing as well

These are the primary symptoms which will affect your throat in general. Some of the other symptoms that may show up are:

  1. Fever
  2. Nasal discharge
  3. Malaise or a general feeling of discomfort 
  4. Chills

The parts of your body, which are affected the most tend to be your throat, tongue and the neck. The pain tends to persist for quite some time as you recover.

Causes of diphtheria 
Diphtheria is usually spread by the following methods

  1. Airborne droplets: This is possibly the most common method of contracting the disease. This usually happens when a person is infected with diphtheria coughs or sneezes around you. The airborne droplets then travel from one person to another, transmitting the infection. This is particularly the case in crowded area such as public transport and public spaces.
  2. Touching personal items which may be infected: Touching used towels, paper tissues or drinking from an unwashed glass may cause an infection as well. These tend to happen mostly in an indoor setting such as offices and houses. Even toys, door and equipment handles can cause transmission of this virus. 

If you are showing any of these symptoms, it is prudent to go visit your doctor immediately as diphtheria, if left untreated, may also result in serious complications.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diphtheria - What Causes It and How Can It Be Treated?

Dr. Honey Gupta 90% (30 ratings)
MBBS, DLO
ENT Specialist, Faridabad
Diphtheria - What Causes It and How Can It Be Treated?

Diphtheria is an infectious disease which occurs in the throat. Let us know more about what Diphtheria is.

What is Diphtheria?
Diphtheria is a serious infectious disease that affects the throat and is caused by bacteria and viruses which usually damage human tissue in the throat. Diphtheria is highly contagious and can be spread to other persons easily. It causes serious problems in people who have never been vaccinated. It can be identified by a sheet of grayish material covering the back of the throat. It generally affects children who are age below 15 years because their metabolism and the unity to fight germs is still not very strong. Earlier when it was untreatable, it even resulted in death.

Causes of Diphtheria:
There are many causes of Diphtheria. Let us have a look at them.

  1. Diphtheria is mostly caused by the bacterias Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which affects directly the tissues lining the throat and produce exotoxins which result in burning or lead to the break down of throat tissues and cells.
  2. Diphtheria is very contagious and can easily be transmitted to another person if one of them has it.

Symptoms of Diphtheria:
There are many common symptoms of diphtheria and we will talk about some of the most important ones.

  1. The patient suffers from low fever and tremendous weakness. The metabolism and the immunity system tends to get weak therefore resulting in an overall weakness present in the whole body.
  2. Since diphtheria attacks mostly the cells and tissues present in the throat inter results in swollen glands all over the neck of the patient.
  3. Diphtheria also results in the swelling of soft tissue which gives a 'bull neck’ appearance to the throat and neck.
  4. Often patients suffering from diphtheria are diagnosed with faster heart rates.
  5. Children who are below the age of 15 can face problems like vomiting, nauseated feelings and headaches.

Treatment for Diphtheria:
In most cases, diphtheria is treated with the help of two major ways.

  1. Antitoxin: when your doctor will suspect that you have been infected with diphtheria, he may give you an anti-toxin which neutralizes the already injected diphtheria toxin. It helps to fight the germs and bacteria present in the throat and provide with relief to the patient.
  2. Antibiotic: antibiotics like penicillin helps to kill the bacteria and helps to clear the throat from their presence. Therefore providing relief.

Wash your hands carefully if you have made a person who was affected with diphtheria and try to avoid any physical contact with that person also.

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I was operated for angioplasty on 2-12-15.60% stenosis in lf. circumflex. Treatment given is. disprin-150 mg, prasovas-10 mg, prolomet-12.5 mg, atorlip- 40 mg. In addition to glycomet gp1 bd for diabetes. Pl. Guide me for course of treatment and exercise to be done.

Dr. Neelam Nath 92% (8193 ratings)
Diploma in Obstetrics & Gynaecology, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I was operated for angioplasty on 2-12-15.60% stenosis in lf. circumflex. Treatment given is. disprin-150 mg, prasova...
You are taking right treatment, keep sugar levels in normal range, exercise moderately , simple walks are best but due to outside high pollution levels , some people do exercise on cycle at home because pollution is as bad as smoking 10 cigarettes/day.
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