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chicken pox

Discussion in 'Get it off your chest' started by mattydred, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. sumo

    sumo Posting Addict

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    Respect mate,You shouldnt have said you were a GP cos I will be forever bugging you with questions now!!.
    I generally get my vet to patch me up(I know!) stitches,x rays etc.
    Re Tetanus booster, when should I get the booster?,last one was 10yrs or so ago.
    Just curious cos I took a fairly major chunk out of my middle finger on sunday off a bale chopper,cleaned it,quick spray of pen n strep and steri stripped it(same as I would do for me cows) but the nail is a wee bit pale and finger tip is numb??.
    Do you think I should nip down and see my doc?, I dont want to waste his time.
    What do you think?.
    Apologies, I shouldnt have asked,sorry.
  2. MarkV

    MarkV Active Member

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    Thats ok
    If it was over 10 years ago then you should go for a booster but it is generally felt that any adult who has received over 5 doses of tetanus vaccine in their life has lifelong immunity,
    the numbess - I supect you have cut/bruised the nerve in the fingertip , will prob take sometime to recover
    if starts to go red around the cut or the nail or gungy (thats a posh medical word used by us doctors !!) then prob needs course of antibiotics
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
  3. sumo

    sumo Posting Addict

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    Thanks for the reply mate.
    Im being harassed by the wife to go get a Tetanus booster,like I said the last one was a while ago!. My vet said the same thing about the 5 doses and your covered for life but her indoors aint having it!!:eek:.
    No gunge or red track marks round my finger probably cos I soaked the cut with Pen n Strep when it happened but as you say,the numbness might be an issue.
    Either way,I really appreciate you taking timeout to get back to me.
    Many thanks again,

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