What Is The Danger If I Get Pregnant By Being Bitten By Rats But Only 4 Days Before I Was Injected Tt 2?
I was 5 months pregnant, at night I was bitten by a rat, after being bitten by a mouse I immediately washed it using hot water, then soaked in hot water, after that I immediately applied an ointment but the wound was not too big just like scratched so, continued 4 days before I was on a 2 nd injection, would it be okay with my fetus if I wasn’t injected with tetanus?
Hello Fenny Yunita,
Rats are rodents that may be found at home. Mouse bites rarely occur because mice are usually afraid of humans, but when biting it will usually bite the fingers, hands, and in small children can also on the face.
If you are bitten by these rodents, immediately wash the wound with as much running water and soap as possible. It aims to reduce the bacteria present in the animal's saliva causing infection in the wound. If there are wounds that continue to bleed, you can use a clean towel or gauze (if any) then press the wound for 10-15 minutes or until the blood stops.
You should immediately see a doctor if:
Blood continues to flow from rat bite wounds for> 15 minutes even if you have properly pressed the wound in an immunocompromised state, such as HIV-AIDS sufferers, consuming immunosuppressants, diabetes mellitus The main complication of rat bites is local infection of the wound. Pay attention to the signs of infection in the wound, namely redness that is getting wider, pain that is getting worse in the wound, the area around the wound looks swollen, the wound area feels warmer and aches. If you experience this, you should see a doctor.
If you have had> 3 doses of tetanus vaccines in the past 10 years and your wound is minor (not deep) with minimal tissue damage, no tetanus toxoid vaccine is needed or tetanus immunoglobulin. If the wound is minor and clean but the history of tetanus vaccination is doubtful <3 doses in the last 10 years, you should do a tetanus booster vaccination.
Tetanus and tetanus immunoglobulin vaccines must be given to patients with injuries other than minor and clean wounds, including animal bite wounds if the patient has never had a tetanus vaccine / vaccine <3 doses and was done> 5 years ago. The tetanus vaccination program during pregnancy can be carried out according to a predetermined schedule. Thus the explanation from me, hopefully useful.