Tetanus is an infection caused due to Clostridium tetani. There are four vaccines available to protect us from tetanus. They are diphtheria and tetanus vaccine (Dt), diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis vaccination (DtaP), tetanus and diphtheria vaccination (Td), and tetanus, pertussis, and diphtheria vaccination (Tdap). Children below seven years get DtaP or Dt vaccination while older peoples get Tdap and Td vaccination.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old male. While I was walking in road in possession, two dogs were behind me. When one dog tried to cross me and its front left leg touched my right foot toe. I saw nothing in my foot initially and it happened around 9 AM. At 10 AM, I washed it with soap and I saw a line ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have written, I feel that you have a grade one scratch. Since no bleeding was there, you need not worry. Usually claws do not contain any virus, but cannot always be sure. I suggest you to get a prophylactic vaccination done for rabies. Usually, dose of... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My query is related to the necessity of rabies vaccine for me. I am a 27 year old healthy male. I am a student, staying in the large campus of my institute. This campus is filled with stray dogs and many other types of animals. People caressing those dogs is a very common scene here. One... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your apprehension. As it is already one week since you had the dog touch your feet and there was no bleed or break of skin as such. No vaccination is required now. You should have thoroughly cleaned the region immediately after the dog had touched your leg.... Read Full »