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02 Aug 2010

How critical is Tetanus?
Hi Doc,

I cut myself with a rusty knife on Satureday evening and called my local GP for an appointment and he can only see me tomorrow (Tuesday morning).

I know that symptoms of tetanus will occur between 3 - 14 days so was just wondering how critical the timing of a tetanus shot is? I haven''t had one is over 10 years so not sure on this one. Should I go to an emergency room at all?

Thanks alot, DJ
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CyberDoc
Cyberdoc

01 Jan 0001

Hallo DJ
One should rather get a Tet tox shot asap - you should rather have gone to an emergency room immediately, but since you are seeing the doctor tomorrow, a few hours would probably make little difference.
Dr Bets
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