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Does DS need a tetanus jab ?

(5 Posts)
littleoldme Tue 14-Jul-09 19:06:38

NHS Direct are flooded with swine flu and thier web site isn't helping.

Ds 18mo got quite badly scratched around his head by the neighbours cat - it had a real go. Most of the cut are superficial apart from a deeper one in his mouth. It's nothing too terrible but with it being in his mouth and all the nasties cats have under their claws...

or am I just being PFB

squeakywheel Tue 14-Jul-09 19:51:40

It's not going to be that long since his first jabs is it? Might that mean he's fine for tetanus?

There is a thing called cat scratch fever you can get from cats, though, plus toxoplasmosis perhaps? Have you managed to disinfect the one in his mouth at all? Squidge a bit of TCP on it?

littleoldme Tue 14-Jul-09 20:07:57

Thanks squeaky - once I's calmed down I realised he is ok for tetanus. I didn't disinfect it as he was so distressed I couldn't get at it. I'll have a go in the morning .

saintlydamemrsturnip Tue 14-Jul-09 20:10:52

Scratches usually OK anyway- it's puncture wounds via bites you need to be concerned about. If you see blood it should be OK tetanus wise (bit simplistic but broadly true).

littleoldme Tue 14-Jul-09 20:31:23

Thanks Saintly I didn't know that x

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