It Is Possible To Get Tetanus If The Body Feels Stiff After The Gum Has Been Pierced By A Rusty Needle?

yesterday my gum was pricked by a rusty needle and now that area is like a plaque I am awake if I have been affected by an elder because after that incident my muscles were a bit stiff and painful, when I was in elementary school I was never immunized against the tetanus vaccine and now I am in high school, is my chance exposed to tetanus happen?

1 Answer:

Hi Randhi,

Tetanus vaccination is given to prevent tetanus due to the bacterium Clostridium tetani, this bacterial infection will cause muscle stiffness to death due to respiratory muscle disorders. Tetanus vaccine is a vaccine that is required. A person is required to get this vaccine at least 5 times when he is 5 years old and is strongly recommended to take diabolic drugs every 10 years.

If your wound has the potential to become infected (contaminated with dirt or due to dirty / rusty objects) then it is very important to consult directly with your doctor. If the doctor assesses the condition of the wound at risk of being infected with tetanus, the doctor can provide tetanus vaccination in the form of anti-tetanus serum or tetanus toxoid. In addition to tetanus infections, dirty scars also have the potential for other bacterial infections so they still need treatment.

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