TT Immunization Before Marriage During Fever And Flu?
want to ask if I can inject TT during fever and flu (colds and coughs and headaches)?
Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.
The TT (tetanus toxoid) vaccine provides active protection against Clostridium tetani infection, a bacterium that causes tetanus. Tetanus itself is a disease that is clinically characterized by stiffness and spasms that appear starting from the jaw muscles, then spread to the hands, feet, back, then the whole body. This disease if it is too late to get treatment can cause sufferers to experience difficulty swallowing, difficulty breathing, even respiratory failure to lead to death. Tetanus is more prone to occur in people who have not received complete TT immunization. Bacteria that cause tetanus often breed in wounds that are not treated properly, for example stab wounds, burns, surgical wounds, bite marks from insects or other animals, wounds from childbearing tears, umbilical scars in infants, and so on.
Because of the potential danger complications that may arise due to this disease, the administration of TT vaccine is very important. By giving the TT vaccine during pregnancy, both the mother and prospective child will be protected from tetanus. During pregnancy, your doctor can give you TT vaccine 2 to 3 times given. Fever, colds, coughs and headaches are not absolute contraindications to TT vaccines. As long as your immune system is good, TT vaccines that are done while experiencing these complaints often do not cause dangerous complications. However, it would be far better, if you postpone the vaccination until your fever is cured first. You can consult this directly with your doctor or obstetrician who is treating you. Frequently, your doctor will first give you several types of drugs to improve your complaints, then schedule you to undergo a TT vaccine at your next visit.
Hope this helps ...