Tetanus Injection

Tetanus injection is also known as tetanus toxoid, is a vaccine given against tetanus. Tetanus is caused by a bacteria called Clostridium tetani, which affects the brain and the nervous system causing painful muscle spasms, particularly in the jaw and neck. Five doses of tetanus injection are given during childhood and the sixth dose during adolescence. Booster doses are given every ten years to maintain immunity.

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Is tetanus shot required for a small scratch from a rusted wire?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 35 years old. She had a small scratch from a rusted wire on her right forearm, three hours back. There was no blood loss. And she did not wash it with running water or use Dettol or anything to wipe the area. Also, she had her last tetanus shot 5 years ago. Should we ge...  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You should clean the wounded area with betadine solution. She has to be given a tetanus shot. In case if the wound is painful, give her a painkiller. Revert with the following details: Is it painful, if yes on a scale of 10 and 10 being the...  Read Full »

I am having heel pain and inflammation from stepping on a nail head.Is this due to a bone contusion or did I damage any ligaments?

Query: Hello doctor, I stepped on the head of a nail a week ago. Now, every time I step on that part of my heel, I get this sharp, searing and burning feeling. Is this a bone contusion or did I damage any ligaments? What happened? Thank you for giving me an audience; it's extremely appreciated.  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello and welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for contacting us. You should put a warm bandage around your heel. In the picture you sent us, I was able to observe the swelling. You need to take some anti-inflammatory medications, which will help with the inflammation and pain.   I would advise you ...  Read Full »

Is anti-rabies vaccine required for cut in finger by a baby mouse?

Query: Hello doctor,Yesterday night a baby mouse cut my wife in her index finger without any discharge of blood or any sign of cut except pain. Is anti-rabies vaccine required?  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammad Aamir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. No, your wife does not need the anti-rabies vaccine. But you should see if your wife gets any of following symptoms within 10 days from the day of bite then she will need an antibiotic dose. Fever, vomiting, headache, any rash or swollen area or pain in the back or j...  Read Full »

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