is it standard procedure to get the Tetanus shot when you get bit by a dog?

I'm not talking about the rabies shot but the Tetanus one. Would someone who gets a good dog bite in the face normally get it as standard procedure in an emergency room ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If it's been over 10 years since your last one, then the ER will administer a tetanus.

  • 1 decade ago

    Well while it is important to keep your tetanus shot up to date. And get a tetanus booster for this event. It is even more important in this situation that you get the rabies series of shots if you do not know if the dog that bit you has rabies. Good luck!

    Source(s): Paramedic, BS Emergency Medical Care
  • ardoin
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    4 years ago

    you're solid on the tetanus shot. Rabies is so uncommon those days, in spite of if it takes some days after a dogs is uncovered in the previous he starts showing indications, interior which era he can bypass on the affliction. in case your buddies dogs have been given bit by a rabid raccoon final Monday to illustrate, think approximately rabies. do no longer hassle approximately that, yet do manage it with antibacterial ointment, and watch heavily for an infection. BTW, it do no longer count how enormous the dogs is, all of them have enamel and it *HURTS* whilst they bite, even the babies.

  • 1 decade ago

    ANY significant opening of the skin will be treated with a Tetanus shot if you have not been keeping up with them. Every 10 years you need one. That is the most painful shot available, by the way, but it will save your life.

    Source(s): Degree in Human Physiology and freqently injured (usually some sport that I suck at),
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  • 5 years ago

    You are excellent on the tetanus shot. Rabies is so infrequent at the moment, but it surely takes a couple of days after a dog is uncovered earlier than he begins showing symptoms, for the duration of which era he can pass on the disease. In case your friends canine acquired bit by means of a rabid raccoon final Monday for example, you could have rabies. Don't worry about that, but do deal with it with antibacterial ointment, and watch carefully for infection. BTW, it don't subject how tremendous the dog is, all of them have enamel and it *HURTS* when they chunk, even the youngsters.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes when bit by a dog you must immediately go and get a shot, that's to protect your life! some people have died by refusing to get the shot! So take care of that right away!

  • 1 decade ago

    It is needed every 10 years so keep track of when you had it and the next time something happens and its less than 10 years you wont have to have another one. It is a question they ask if you have been injured in anyway.

  • YES! VERY VERY IMPORTANT!

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