San Diego, CA
A 29-year-old male asked:
I cut my hand with a kitchen knife between thumb and index finger on tuesday. today i have a sore throat and difficulty swallowing. could this be tetanus or another type of infection?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Tetanus: You should check your tetanus booster shot record. Did you get one in the past 10 years. Hand injury , sore throat and difficulty swallowing are both common conditions and in most cases are not related. If you can open your mouth wide, you don't have tetanus.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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