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The tetanus vaccination, Understanding Medicines and What They Do

I would not give myself every vaccination, but this is one of the most important.

I would even have the vaccine at my house if I could.

Because I’ve been out and about so much in the wilderness, I’ve gotten hurt quite a bit, and I’ve gotten some weird bites, too.

The good thing about the tetanus vaccine is that you can still get it even if you already have a suspicious wound, like one that’s full of dirt.

There is the acute vaccine, where you don’t have to produce the antibodies yourself, but they are injected directly because it’s urgent. This is what is called passive vaccination.

Tetanus is one of the most horrible preventable diseases in this world. Anyone who has ever experienced a muscle cramp knows the intense pain that accompanies it. Think calf cramp.

Imagine every single muscle in the body putting that on for weeks, sometimes with so much force that bones break and tendons are pulled from their moorings!

Without medical support, the diaphragm, like the rest of the muscles, cannot relax, and you can suffocate.

A young man who had not been vaccinated injured himself while working outdoors on a farm.

The wound was cleaned and stitched at home. Six days later, he had crying spasms, jaw clenching, and involuntary muscle spasms of the upper extremities, followed by curvature of the neck and back (opisthotonos) and generalized spasticity.

Later that day, when respiratory distress set in, his parents notified emergency medical services, which airlifted him directly to a hospital.

The young man was subsequently diagnosed with tetanus and required approximately eight weeks of hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation before resuming normal activities.

The young man required 57 days of acute care in the hospital, including 47 days in the intensive care unit. Inpatient costs were $811,929 (excluding air transportation, inpatient rehabilitation, and outpatient follow-up costs).

One month after inpatient rehabilitation, he was able to resume all normal activities, including running and cycling.

If he had gone directly to the doctor, an injection would have been sufficient.

Yes, you can also get permanent protection, I think every ten years you have to refresh it.

But since we don’t always think about it in time, it’s important to remember that you can still do it in an acute case.

But then you have to act quickly and not just when you’re really bad.

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