A member 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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Dr. David Kam answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

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.

Answered Sep 28, 2016



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