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You give the antitetanus serum because it contains passive antibodies that can immediately start attacking any antigens if present. While that is going on, the body reacts to the toxoids injected into it by producing its own antibodies, this process is slow thus we need the antitetanus serum for immediate protection.
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The best answer I have found relating to the "difference" between toxoid and anti serum or anti toxin revolves more around the reason for application. While both may give th…e same result, the reason for application of each is quite different.. Toxoids are given with a view to preventing or avoiding infection. Anti-toxins and Anti-serums are given in medical emergency when it might otherwise be too late to save a life. So, Toxoid to avoid or Anti-toxin in need of quick fixin!. Harvey
Tetanus toxoid is what a tetanus vaccine contains. You're body will make anti-bodies to tetanus once given the tetanus vaccine, offering you protection for "up to" 10 years fr…om the bacterial disease in case you cut or burn yourself. But if you didn't complete the series of 3 shots yet, see next paragraph. At 9-10 years from last shot, get a booster shot. Called Td/dT if you're an adult, or instead get Tdap/dTap if you're an adult and haven't had the Tdap/dTap yet. DTaP and DT are for children under 7. Tdap/dTap came out around 2005. It's adds a booster dose of acellular pertussis for adults, so you'll be protected from the nasty pertussis cough for "up to" 10 years. It boosts the DTaP series you might have had a child. 3000-5000 units of anti-tetanus serum is injected into and around the site of a wound for people that haven't completed a series of 3 tetanus vaccine shots, or, even if so, it's been more than 5 years since the last tetanus vaccine shot. Sometimes if anti-tetanus serum is not available, intravenous immune globulin will be given. The serum provides people who don't have enough anti-bodies to tetanus yet for the reasons listed above in this paragraph. The serum is made from what they collect out of human volunteers who have extra immunity to tetanus.
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Tetox is part of a number of vaccines given to babies. It is repeated every 10 years. If there was an injury which may be tetanus prone (a dirty wound, or a puncture wound) an…d it had been 5 years since your last shot, It is likely you would be given another to ensure you were covered against tetanus.
Tetanus toxoid and anti-tetanus serum are given same time however they are not administered at the same site.why?
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its to prevent the mother and her baby from getting infections.. some patients might go into labor and give birth in an unsterile environment, which can infect the …baby and the mother later on.. some patients might think they dont need it, but still its recommended to take it just to be safe. taking it wont cause harm, other than the needle pain.. if you are pregnant, consult your health care provider about this..
The composition of your anti-tetatus serum is the attenuated or "weakened" causitive agent of Tetanus, the bacteria called Clostridium tetani. In contrast with you…r Tetanus Toxoid, it contains not the bacteria but the toxin produced by the C. tetani, also in weakened form. Doctor Q.U. Ack,BSB,RMT,MD
Anti-tetanus serum is given in an emergency situation while tetaanus toxoid is given to prevent tetanus infection. May I know which one of these vaccines need a skin test?
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with in 24 hrs but, its better to take it as quick as possible, more the delay more the infection.
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hi my name is catherine blas nadeau i am video conferencing with dr. Jason san miguel flores and also i Raymond peter limitiaco salas and Robert kineshi and i dr. nicholas bla…s nadeau it is every 7 years to get that shot effect.
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For a vaccine to work, it has to provoke a response from the body's immune system to create antibodies which would protect you against the disease you are being vaccinated aga…inst. Alcohol does not interfere with this process of immune response, BUT alcohol is basically a poison that the body has to work hard to process. The vaccine provoked antibody response is also hard work for the body, and I don't think it is wise to ask the body to do too much at once. I would advise anyone who has had a vaccination of any sort not to stress the body unnecessarily for a couple of days after having a vaccine.
Either can be given to a 3 year old. The anti tetanus serum should be given if there is reason to believe the child has not been immunized against tetanus before and has been …exposed. If the child has been immunized, and there is reason to believe that they have been infected, the toxoid should be administered.