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Can tetanus affect one part of your body or does it affect every muscle?

Can tetanus affect one part of your body or does it affect every muscle?

Tetanus: Tetanus is caused by infectons from clostridium tetani. Infection usually spreads thru a cut or deep puncture wound. Muscle spasms occur in the jaw and elsewhere in the body. "local tetanus" is a very rare form of the disease whereby persistent muscle contractions occur in the same anatomic area of the injury (usually milder and resolves over a few weeks). ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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If I have lockjaw (tetanus) would i be able to open my jaw fully? Stiffness in muscles in neck and jaw but i can open jaw fully. With lockjaw would i i be able to fully open jaw? Spasms all over body.

If I have lockjaw (tetanus) would i be able to open my jaw fully? Stiffness in muscles in neck and jaw but i can open jaw fully. With lockjaw would i i be able to fully open jaw? Spasms all over body.

See doctor: If you truly have lockjaw, you would not be alive long enough to post this question. You really need to consult your doctor. In the meanwhile , get a tdap booster now so that you won't have to even consider this possibility in the future. ...Read more

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Feeling muscle weakness and mild pain throughout body, two days after Tetanus shot. Is it a side effect?

T Tetanus t: Sometimes the tetanus vaccine can cause mild side effects which may include soreness, redness, or swelling at the site of the injection, fever, headache or body aches and fatigue. These can be managed using NSAIDS and should resolve in a day or two. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed.I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body.Should i worry abt rabies?

I took/taking rabies vaccine, tetanus, immune globulin after 16 day of exposed.I hav weaknes&muscle pins, tingling allover body.Should i worry abt rabies?

Yes: Despite post-exposure therapy, you should seek medical care now because you could die from rabies. You need to be evaluated today so the doctor can determine the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for tetanus to affect only a single muscle?

Is it possible for tetanus to affect only a single muscle?

Tetanus effect: Highly unlikely. Best to see a physician. And have you had a tetanus vaccine within the past ten years? If not, this would still be a goods time to get the immunization. ...Read more

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Could it be healthy to have muscles twitching after tetanus shot?

Could it be healthy to have muscles twitching after tetanus shot?

Tetanus shot: No your muscles should not be twitching after a tetanus shot unless your nerve has been irritated by the shot .Seebyour doctor if twitching persistd. ...Read more

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Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

Is muscle twitching cause by tetanus infection?

No: If you had tetanus, you'd know -- and it's still around. Everybody gets some muscle twitchies from time to time -- nobody's sure how this happens. They're only cause for concern if they're striking / spectacular. ...Read more

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I stepped on an earring two days ago, and the site of the wound isn't bothering me, but I have pain in the muscle on the arch of my foot. Tetanus?

I stepped on an earring two days ago, and the site of the wound isn't bothering me, but I have pain in the muscle on the arch of my foot. Tetanus?

See your doctor: It is possible that you have a secondary bacterial infection from the puncture wound, and may need antibiotics. Tetanus is very unlikely, and wouldn't present this way. But you should make sure that you are up to date on your immunizations-- tetanus is called Tdap-- adults need a booster every 10 years. Please make an appointment ASAP with your primary care doctor so she/he can assess your foot. ...Read more

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I stepped on a the pins that are on the security tags in a clothing store. Now I have muscle spasms in face, eyes, and legs is this tetanus ?

I stepped on a the pins that are on the security tags in a clothing store. Now I have muscle spasms in face, eyes, and legs is this tetanus ?

Unlikely: Tetanus comes from a toxin produced by a bacteria that is commonly found in the soil. Go to your doctor or the er for an exam. It is lost likely something else going on. ...Read more