Tetanus question. Dh is injured

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  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    DH was installing hardware cloth and a piece of it punctured his wrist all the way to the bone. This morning it is swollen quite badly. Could it be tetanus?

    He hasnt had a shot in at least 10 years. [​IMG]
     
  2. countrygirl4513

    countrygirl4513 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you need a booster shot every 10 yrs, I'd have him go to the doctor.
     
  3. fldiver97

    fldiver97 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He needs a booster tetanus shot if it's been 10 years. Also needs to be checked for infection.......[​IMG]
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Yup..have him go get a shot...
    tell him he can have a lollipop after if he behaves... [​IMG]
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I recetly cut my thumb very badly and wasn't due for a tetanus shot for another year. The doc told me that 10 years is an arbitrary number and because it had been 9 years since my last shot, I was given a booster (yay).

    Infection is always a risk for any cut, no matter how it happened. See a doctor since he's having negative symptoms!!
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

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