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Non Bacterial Causes Of Lockjaw
Not all prostatitis: Is bacterial. Perhaps prostate and seminal vesicle congestion may be irritating? We call prostatis when we cannot make a more specific diagnosis, and you suffer irritative effects. Commonly, anti-biotics are used, and anti-inflammatories. But sex, too much or too little, has no established role. Having sex can elevate the psa test, however. ...Read more
What defines the cramping/lockjaw sensation caused by tetanus? I have a jaw and neck ache, but no difficulty opening mouth. Last tetanus shot was 2001. Did some soil gardening 8 days ago but no cuts.
Not tetanus: Fortunately, whatever you have is not tetanus. Lockjaw is associated with the bacterial condition of tetanus and is highly serious - wa high mortality rate. It is very rare. Most physicians have never seen a case of tetanus. In the absence of a wound and absence of severe symptoms, whatever you have, it is not a concern for tetanus. This could be just associated strain from your gardening activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: True "lockjaw" is something very seldom seen anymore. It is a very serious result of a life threatening tetanus infection. Most of us receive tetanus vaccine, and also get a tetanus booster if there has been a potentially dirty injury or puncture to the skin. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My granddaughter been sent to oesteopath with suspected lockjaw maybe cause by having head suction at birth. Is this easily cured. she is 6 weeks old?
Odd question: Lockjaw is the lay term for tetanus, a neurological condition caused by toxins from an infection.It is not caused by head suction. Wry neck, where the kid holds the head to one side with stiffness in the neck muscles, might arise from birth trauma to the neck muscles.Since you use terms that seem out of place, further comment on cause and success of treatment are too speculative to be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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