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My wife had a tetnes shot 9 days ago and it has been itching…

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My wife had a...

My wife had a tetnes shot 9 days ago and it has been itching since. She tries hard not to scratch it but it has gotten about 4 inches in diameter and swollen. What can I do to help her.

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

Only a day or to for swelling. She had a fall 9 d ays ago and has a broken eye scoket.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

She is 82 years old and has been in pretty good health for the last 2 years.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD replied 8 months ago

It is possible that this is an area of a skin infection.

The safest thing to do is see the doctor who gave her the injection for a full exam first thing tomorrow morning. If this is not possible then a trip to the Emergency would be reasonable.

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