San Diego, CA
A 29-year-old male asked:
Cut myself with kitchen knife >10 years since tetanus shot. a week later neck is stiff as are arms and legs should i be concerned? went to pcp he says its a viral infection does this sound correct?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Hematology and Oncology 56 years experience
Not tetanus: Doesn't sound like anything serious. If not resolved in a couple of days you need to see your doctor again.
4.7k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Probably: Your doctor is probably correct. Tetanus would cause trouble opening your mouth that would be severe by 7 days after the cut.
4.7k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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