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#1 of 3 Old 03-20-2011, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Any resources about the likely hood of tetanus from a second degree burn? 

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That is one of the VERY few instances where Tetanus would be a concern with me.  Any injury that involves dead skin (burn, crush) etc. is more likely to allow a tetanus infestation,

 

You still have the fact that tetanus toxoid is useless after an injury.  If it was a situation where it was actually a concern for me, I would be considering TiG.

 


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More information? A "clean" burn from a stove top or candle etc represents a much lower risk of tetanus than a "dirty" one from, say a campfire or branding iron.

 

ETA - also, how was it treated initially?


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