May Be Tetanus Injections In Children When Toothache?
Can my child inject tetanus if he has a toothache. thank you
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Tetanus is a disease characterized by muscle stiffness, starting from the jaw, then spreading to other areas of the body, such as hands, feet, back, etc. that can be potentially fatal because they are susceptible to disrupting respiratory function. This disease is caused by bacterial infection of Clostridium tetani which is widely found in soil, mud, animal or human feces that suffer from tetanus. The bacteria that cause tetanus usually enter the human body through open sores on the skin that are not treated properly. In infants, tetanus bacteria can also enter through cuts that are not sterile umbilical cord cutting. The route of transmission is quite easy, as well as the risk of very dangerous complications, making prevention efforts very important, including one of them by administering the vaccine.
Tetanus vaccine can be given in several preparations. In children, often given is a combination vaccine, for example:
DTaP / IPV / Hib containing immunity for diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, and haemophilus influenza type b diseases
DTaP / IPV which contains immunity to diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio
Td / IPV which contains immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, and polio
In most cases, contraindications to tetanus vaccine administration are not absolute, including toothache. Your child can still get the tetanus vaccine if he only has a toothache without other complaints. However, if your child shows other complaints, such as a high fever or appears to be seriously ill due to a toothache, he should first postpone vaccination for your child until his condition recovers. Check with your child at the dentist for proper treatment related to toothache.
There are several conditions where the administration of tetanus vaccine is not recommended (or even prohibited), for example in patients with Gullain Barre Syndrome or people with a history of allergies to the tetanus vaccine content. Therefore, to minimize dangerous conditions, you should first consult with your doctor or pediatrician who checks your child directly.
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