Should The Tetanus Vaccine Be Repeated?
Hello doctor .. I stepped on the iron nail and the blood came out but the wound was small with a depth of 1 cm..previously I had tetanus due to an ear infection wound at the age of 2 years and it has been well cared for in the hospital … do I need to do the tetanus vaccine is back? Thank you HealthReplies.com
Good evening, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Tetanus is a seizure condition characterized by muscle stiffness that initially occurs in the jaw and neck. This situation occurs due to a dangerous poison caused by Clostridium tetani, a bacteria that enters the body through dirty wounds and invades the nerves. Because this condition is so dangerous, tetanus immunization is one of the immunizations required by the government in the form of DPT.
Regarding your question, whether or not someone needs to be vaccinated against tetanus will depend on the type of wound whether the wound is a tetanus-prone wound (open wound, contaminated with feces or animal manure, more than 6-8 hours, more than 1 cm deep, infected with bacteria in the presence of pus ) or not, whether the distance between the current time and the previous vaccine or booster dose is more or less than 10 years, was it immunization or not, and so on. To be able to find this out, it would be better if you consult directly with the nearest doctor. Because without seeing your wounds firsthand and knowing the full story, we are afraid that there will be a lot of potential misunderstanding.
Meanwhile, keep your wound clean, wear comfortable footwear, eat more protein foods for wound healing, and don't hesitate to have it checked by the nearest hospital emergency room if any symptoms you are worried about. So, hopefully it answers your question.