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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 90% (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 92% (28905 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% (13291 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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Hi doc, I am 20+ weeks pregnant. I have taken my first dose of tetanus injection on 27 October so when I need to take my second dose of tetanus injection.

Dr. Girish Dani 89% (5322 ratings)
MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, FCPS, DGO, Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP)
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Hi doc, I am 20+ weeks pregnant. I have taken my first dose of tetanus injection on 27 October so when I need to take...
If it was Td then after 10 yrs but in between after 28 weeks should take TDAP. If it was only tet toxoid then next after 6 weeks then after 28 weeks TDAP
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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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Hi! today morning I hav cut myself with a iron rod. It was not rusted & my cut is not too serious enough. Should I go for a tetanus injection?

MD
General Physician, Delhi
An anti-tetanus serum is not required in routine injuries. It is only recommended in an intensively crushed and dirty wound, in which case it is given within the first six hours after the injury. A routine tetanus toxoid is also not necessary if one is previously fully immunised. In case one is not, then the toxoid is administered within the first 24 hours after the injury.

4 years ago dog bites me and I have taken injection but today's morning dog again bites me should I again take injection or not please help me as fast as you can.

Dr. Fakeid Fake 90% (579 ratings)
M.Sc - Psychology, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Kangra
yes you need injection even if you got a minor scratch its a class 1 injury also get tetanus toxoid
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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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