As children, our parents make important decisions for us regarding health care and preventative measures such as vaccinations and booster shots. As adults, these decisions are our responsibility. The booster shot for the tetanus vaccine is especially important as it becomes less effective over time, and should be received every 10 years.
Tetanus vaccines help protect you when coming in contact with tetanus bacteria. Tetanus bacteria can affect your nervous system and ultimately lead to death.
There are two types of tetanus vaccines: Td and Tdap.
The Td vaccination is administered to adults and protects against tetanus and diphtheria; the Tdap vaccination includes protection against the whooping cough in addition to tetanus and diptheria.
Symptoms of tetanus Infection include:
If the common wart is on the bottom of the foot, it is known as a plantar wart.
Plantar warts grow inward rather than outward like the common wart. A plantar wart is most commonly contracted through indirect transmission: Using a community shower without wearing shower shoes or sharing shoes with others. The most common way for children to get a plantar wart is by walking around barefoot at a playground or an indoor swimming pool.
The plantar wart may appear:
If you are concerned you have been exposed to tetanus bacteria, or if you want to take preventative measures with a booster shot, MyCare Express Clinic urgent care is here to help. As a convenient, walk-in clinic, we at MyCare Express Clinic offer fast, quality care by medical professionals, as well as simple virtual check in to minimize wait time.