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Getting a Tetanus Shot

Thursday, 26 May 2011 04:34 PM

A tetanus shot is generally administered to prevent the onset of a serious infection. Tetanus booster shots are given to children at a young age. Additional tetanus boosters are given every ten years in order to protect against tetanus and tetanus symptoms.

A tetanus shot may create a feeling of discomfort. This tetanus-shot-induced discomfort may be treated by applying a cold compress to the vaccination spot, by administering an antihistamine, or by taking a fever-reducing medication.

Application of a cold compress also relieves the pain and swelling associated with a tetanus shot. This treatment can particularly take care of the swelling, localized redness, and soreness caused by a tetanus shot. Antihistamine drugs and over-the-counter pain killers are useful in relieving the pain and swelling.

You should rest if feeling fatigued after getting a tetanus shot. However, immediate medical treatment must be sought in the event of serious side effects such as anaphylaxis.

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