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I cut my finger 3-4...
I cut my finger 3-4 days ago, working, I make jewelry and pulled the wire through very facets and sliced two areas of mu index finder, it bled a lot, I did not wash it right away, but within 20 minutes and put Neosporin on it. It is like two paper cuts. I am worried about tetanus. Which is not really logical but felt if asked about it, it may ease my worry. I can not get the shot, as I had a reaction. I do recieve 70 mls a week of immunoglobulin for an immune disease I have. I have read that tetanus is treated with anti tetanus globulin, or the regular gamma globulin if the tetanus specific is not available. I have been on the gamma globulin for 20 years, weekly. I know this gives me some passive immunity, and have been told those receiving IVIG can not get immunizations, because of this. SO, would that prevent tetanus if I got it and how likely would it be together it from a cut like this?I am worried because I started feeling ill yesterday with dizziness and a cold and neck stiff but it gets stiff a lot from my work.
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Endocrinologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

I'm sorry you are concerned with Tetanus.

Since you bled, you have no concerns about getting infected with Tetanus. This infection is from rusted metal that allows the agent to grow. Tetanus is gotten from a puncture wound that doesn't bleed. Gamma Globulin will enhance your immune system and will further help prevent infection from many sources.

You have absolutely no reason to be concerned.

I hope I have relieved your concerns.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
can you clarify, if I did get a tetanus prone injury would my weekly IV's of gammaglobulin offer me protection, via passive immunity?
Endocrinologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Yes. By getting your weekly gammaglobulin injections, you would have passive immunity.

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Endocrinologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Any additional questions, thoughts?

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