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#1 of 4 Old 04-16-2012, 10:26 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I accidentally posted this originally in "I'm Not Vaccinating". I meant to post it in the main forum.

 

DS is 8 and was immunized through 6 months so had 3 tetanus shots.

 

Tonight he was outside playing with the dog who had been let out to potty about 1/2 hour before and somehow the dog's paw slipped and her claw brushed his gum just under his upper lip.

 

It barely broke the surface, really more of a scrape than a scratch. It bled a little and I brought him in and rinsed it with water and had him rinse with hydrogen peroxide. I'm just concerned that because this was a mouth wound that I have more to worry about. It's been a few hours and I really can't even see the scratch anymore, but I'm still a little worried. Anyone want to tell me to calm down and stop freaking out?

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Calm down, stop freaking out and scaring yourself over this...how many kids do you know who have gotten dog scratches and ended up with tetanus from it?  i don't know of any at all...and i've never met a person who had tetanus either in my 45+yrs...

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Thanks Emmy. :)

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ironically, i got a dog bite yesterday, and the dr today said the bite loooks excellent..no sign of infection, and i haven't had a tetanus vax  for 30yrs...and the ER nurse snickered when i told her i plead the religious exemption when i declined a TDaP

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