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Old 08-11-2012, 11:08 PM   #16
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Re: Vax question- Tetanus

Originally Posted by Mom2brynlee View Post
I'm pregnant right now with #2. When we moved in our new house I stepped on a nasty, nasty rusty nail. I poured peroxide on it and let it bleed as much as it needed to. I am NOT up to date on my tetanus vax and did not go into the ER to get one. As long as it bleeds there is no need to get one. Even still, if you do get a cut and would feel more comfortable getting a vax then the tetanus shot will not do you any good you would need to ask for the IgE version. The tetanus anti toxoid takes 6 weeks to build in your system if it is going to work (that's why they require so many vax for it), by that time it is too late for the vax to do you any good for your injury.
I understand, I wasn't wanting the info for his current injury, but that is what brought it up in my mind.
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