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Tetnus Shot

Posted by
Susan on June 20, 2002 at 12:07:52:

I fell down some concrete/metal stairs about 4 days ago and suffered a pretty severe "gash" in my shin. The skin pretty much was removed approximately 2" in length and almost an inch wide. The wound did bleed in the upper portion of the wound, however the lower portion is white and did not bleed too much. I have disinfected the would repeatedly with peroxide, however, I was concerned that I may need a tetnus shot since the skin was broken.
Also, my ankle and lower leg have been swollen for the last 2 days. I am assuming that this is from the bruising of the wound as there was no injury to my ankle at all. A friend suggested that the swelling will go "down" my leg from gravity as I am not elevating my leg at all. What do you think?

Thank you. Susan



Re: Tetanus Shot

Posted by R. on June 20, 2002 at 15:22:44:

In Reply to: Tetnus Shot posted by Susan on June 20, 2002 at 12:07:52:

Take a look at this info -- http://www.whale.to/vaccines/tetanus.html to help yourself make up your mind regarding the tetanus vaccine.



Re: Tetanus Shot

Posted by Daisy on June 20, 2002 at 16:18:12:

In Reply to: Tetnus Shot posted by Susan on June 20, 2002 at 12:07:52:

Hi Susan,
If you're concerned, I would get the shot. The guidance I've read on getting a new shot is that you get one every 10 years, or every 5 if you have a particularly nasty cut. For example, I got a booster in college when I cut my hand with a dirty AND rusty knife while working in a soils lab. Eck :)

Take care,
Daisy

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Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 21, 2002 at 09:14:18:

In Reply to: Tetnus Shot posted by Susan on June 20, 2002 at 12:07:52:

Hi, Susan.

Listen to both Daisy and R.

The tetanus germ is an anaerobe. That means that it only thrives in an atmosphere with little or no oxygen. That is why it is the PUNCTURE WOUND that is the problem.

YOUR wound is a deep abrasion and as such is the least likely to harbor a tetanus germ.

Hope this helps.

Walt



Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by R. on June 21, 2002 at 10:34:11:

In Reply to: Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.) posted by Walt Stoll on June 21, 2002 at 09:14:18:

Is there a treatment for tetanus other than the vaccine?



Re: Tetanus Shot - Some Questions

Posted by
Gregory on June 21, 2002 at 10:55:50:

In Reply to: Re: Tetanus Shot posted by R. on June 20, 2002 at 15:22:44:

So R.,

What I'm getting from this is that oxygenation is the "cure" to tetanus.
Oxygenation of the the blood, especially to the wound site. Yes? No? Maybe?

Would water with a "high dissolved oxygen content" poured into and around the wound site,
and/or drunk be of any use?


Lightwalking,
Gregory



Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 22, 2002 at 08:20:58:

In Reply to: Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.) posted by R. on June 21, 2002 at 10:34:11:

Yes, R.

You take humans and immunize them to tetanus (They used to do this with horses.) Then you draw their blood and concentrate the tetanus immune complexes into an immune serum. THEN, in those people who have not had the foresight to immunize themselves, they can be given this serum.

Unfortunately, this artificial immunity is short lived (a few weeks), very expensive, and considerably more dangerous than the vaccine.

Successful research with Anthrax toxin has produced promise that an antotixin for tetanus will also be found. Isn't it amazing what can be done in the name of defense when nothing has been done for 100 years when only people were suffering?

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Re: Tetanus Shot - Some Questions

Posted by R. on June 25, 2002 at 17:04:33:

In Reply to: Re: Tetanus Shot - Some Questions posted by Gregory on June 21, 2002 at 10:55:50:

I have personally never had to deal with tetanus. But from what you described, it seems that hydrogen peroxide would do it. Also, after attending a lecture about garlic (mostly aged garlic extract, presented by Charlie Fox) and reading fragments of his book, I am sure I'd load up on garlic and possibly make garlic compresses close to the wound area. By the way, the book is called The Garlic Cure.

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Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.)

Posted by
Kath on June 26, 2002 at 05:45:22:

In Reply to: Re: Tetanus Shot (Archive in immunization.) posted by R. on June 21, 2002 at 10:34:11:

Yes R., there are at least 2 other ways of dealing with Tetanus that I know of. One is to take homoeopathic Ledum, a classic old remedy used for many, many years for puncture-type wounds. See a good homoeopath and ask about Ledum for this.

Another, used successfully on animals here in Australia and written about by animal breeder and farmer Pat Colby, involves megadosing with vitamin C -- she most often uses an intramuscular injection and has saved animals in the lockjaw stage. Megadosing with C (sodium ascorbate, ascorbic acid or calcium ascorbate) orally, or IV or IM from a supportive doctor should work equally well on people. Check out the info on using C (including protocols for IV dosing) at http://www.orthomed.com/civprep.htm , http://www.orthomed.com/, and http://lowchensaustralia.com/vitc.htm.

Kath in Australia

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