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?
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...
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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