The Possibility Of Getting Tetanus Even Though You Have Had A Tetanus Shot After The Foot Was Exposed To Wires?

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Yesterday, Sunday, March 25, I was stabbed in the leg next to a wire, a small wound after that I took the blood out, I didn’t wash it, that night I gave alcohol, then Tuesday I felt numbness in my left shin, after that I went to the puskesmas and the wound healed, no longer sick but was cut and cleaned after that I was injected with tetanus, and given antibiotics, did I get tetanus?

1 Answer:

Dear Antony,

Any puncture wound deeper than 1 cm is at risk for tetanus, especially if the puncture comes from a rusty object. This is caused by the cause of tetanus, namely the bacterium Clostridium tetani, which is an anaerobic bacterium that cannot tolerate oxygen, so it can only survive on rusty objects, and can thrive in deep wounds where oxygen levels are minimal. The characteristics of tetanus include:

stiffness in the neck and jaw muscles even if the stab wound originates from a locomotion that is far from the neck, the mouth becomes difficult to open muscle spasms sensitive to excessive sweating of the face that spasms form a grinning appearance Tetanus can occur from 2 to 20 days after the first infection. Therefore, any deep stab wounds should be immediately taken and treated by a medical doctor to prevent tetanus. At this time we can only advise you to pay attention to the signs that occur. Don't forget to have a wound control or a visit to the doctor whenever you suspect an unusual symptom. Here we attach an article about tetanus. Hope it is useful.

dr. N. K. Arief

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