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Cut the end of my finger off (just skin and some flesh) with

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Hi cut the end of my finger off (just skin and some flesh) with a pair of scissors. had it cleaned and wrapped at hospital. Healing well but have tingling started. Had tetanus booster 4years, 8 months ago. Is that tetanus situation ok? Any thoughts?
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Tetanus booster 8 month ago would give you immunity.

Tingling is part of healing due to formation of the scar tissue. It is not a concerning symptoms or sign.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Tetanus booster was 4 years 8 months ago. Is that ok? Concern?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Sorry for it.

I thought you had a tetanus at 4 years ago and than at 8 months (was a comma there!).

Tetanus occurs in contaminated wounds. With clean wounds, tetanus in not likely. With a booster 4 years 8 months ago; immunity do persists. Though it is not optimum.

With your symptoms I do not suspect tetanus.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Anything I should look out for?Secondly I have a hematoma on my right knee which is quite swollen and swelling spread above and down leg. It seems my lymph nodes in groin are swollen and under armpit (both on right side only). Armpit right side very sore. My finger injury is right side too. Any connection or concern?
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

Fever is the only thing you need to look for.

Lymph nodes are our first line of defense and thus get enlarge on inflammation in the draining areas. The finger injury has enlarged the axilla (arm pit) lymph nodes and hematoma at knee has enlarged the groin (inguinal lymph) nodes. Nothing worrisome here.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
That is great news. Thanks. Side question - does tetanus come on suddenly or over a few days? I realise symptoms come on from 4-21 days.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Also...I am getting chilling and mild sweating now and then but guess that is more to do with swelling in knee
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 6 months ago.

The onset of tetanus is gradual, so it would come in some days. I would not worry about it, though. Chilling and mild sweating can also occur due to slight anxiety as well as due to swelling in knee.

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