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    Okay, yesterday my dog bit me for no reason at all anyway, the mark has become swollen, now my parents keep saying go get a tetnus, but i hate needles. :mad: but i remember when i was getting my bcg, i got a letter of all the injections i have had since i was born. it said something about a tetnus in year 5. but the only needle i had in year 5 was my meningitus vaccine. does anyone know if this covers the tetnus injection too? or is it a miss print?
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    Errr if it doesn't say you've had it then you'd be best to check with the docs. If you haven't had it doe then go but look the other way.
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    Go and see a doctor, asap. You will need something of some sort to help you. Maybe an injection, maybe not. But something you had in year five won't help now necessarily.

    I wouldn't advise leaving it later rather than sooner, either.
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    but i hate needles :bawling:
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    (Original post by lil penguin kid)
    but i hate needles :bawling:


    You'll hate it if your arm drops off even more.
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    (Original post by Hana_87)
    You'll hate it if your arm drops off even more.
    now that sounds like you have watched too many horror films
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    Go to the doctors ASAP!!! It's very important!
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    (Original post by lil penguin kid)
    now that sounds like you have watched too many horror films


    Not being funny but its not impossible. Why take the risk?
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    Look the other way... ask them to prepare it out of the room if necessary so you don't have to see it at all.
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    This is what the little cow did:
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    i think the tetanus injection only lasts 5 years anyway....or it may be ten. I know that wen my horse kicked me i had one then i had another one in year 11. It doesnt hurt as much as the BCG so dont worry, believe me if u get tetanus ur likely to die, read the bio txt books. lol. GO SEE A DOC!
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    Go to the doctor get the jab! its much better than having tetnus or rabies isnt it?
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    go to the doctors... or even a+e or minor injuries... they'll give you a tetanus jab and some heavy duty antibiotics. its standard treatment for an animal bite.
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    go to the doctor.

    don't dogs that bite have to get put down?
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    If you are not up to date with your tetanus injections, you may need a booster jab. See your GP if you are in any doubt.
    http://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/en.asp?T...76&LinkID=4551
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    (Original post by Lozza)
    go to the doctor.

    don't dogs that bite have to get put down?
    i cannot put down the family dog, she is so innocent (at times) i'd feel so sad if i made my parents put her to sleep
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    You need a tetanus booster every ten years, although I have been told that if there wasn't a vaccine less than 5 people would die of tetanus each year. I suppose it matters if you are one of those 5.

    I also heard something else which I will save until after you have been for the injection...
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    (Original post by SammyD)
    You need a tetanus booster every ten years, although I have been told that if there wasn't a vaccine less than 5 people would die of tetanus each year. I suppose it matters if you are one of those 5.

    I also heard something else which I will save until after you have been for the injection...
    no no no, tell me now instead.
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    ChildrenAdults
    (who have not been immunised as a child)
    Primary CourseThree doses of vaccine (as DTP-Polio-Hib) at two, three and four months of ageThree doses of vaccine (as Td-Polio) each one month apart4th doseThree years after the primary course - as part of the DTP-Polio 'pre-school booster'10 years after the primary course (as Td-Polio)5th doseAged 13-18 years - the 'school leaver booster' (as Td-Polio)10 years after 4th dose (as Td-Polio)
    The primary course of three injections gives good protection for a number of years. The fourth and fifth doses ('boosters') maintain protection. After the fifth dose, immunity remains for life and you do not need any further boosters (apart from some travel situations - see below).


    • If you are not immunised or up-to-date with boosters then an injection of vaccine is usually advised. Also, a tetanus antiserum may also be advised if the wound is dirty and 'tetanus prone'. (The antiserum contains antibodies which can protect against tetanus bacteria, but it is not a vaccine.)
    • If you are up-to-date with tetanus immunisations, then you do not need a tetanus vaccine. (However, tetanus antiserum may be advised if the wound is particularly dirty and a lot of tetanus bacteria are likely to have got into the wound. For example, if the wound is contaminated with stable manure. The antiserum provides additional protection to your own immunity from previous immunisation.)
    It is common to get a little redness and swelling around the injection site which goes after a few days. Some people feel slightly unwell for a day or so with a mild headache, slight aching of the muscles, and a mild fever. Some people get reactions to the injection if they have more than the recommended number, or have a dose of vaccine too early. Severe reactions are rare.

    This was C & P'd.
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    I hade 14 injections in my stomache 6 years ago coz of a dog bite..
 
 
 
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