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Dirty wound: Tetanus spores exist in the dirt worldwide. A wound in dirty skin or touched by contaminate fingers can transfer spores to the wound that then germinate. The germs produce a toxin as they grow that gets in the blood to produce tetanus. Tetanus is not spread person to person.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Tetanus is a serious, preventable, bacterial disease. Major symptoms include severe painful muscle spasm and stiffness of the neck and jaw. This is where the term "lockjaw" comes from. Patients also suffer from fever, chills, sweats, and trouble breathing. There is no cure, so prevention is key. Adults should receive tetanus vaccine every 5-10 years.
Uncontrollable spasm: Uncontrollable straining of your back (your head is bent backward to the ground, and your back is twisted in the shape of a "u"), uncontrollable grimacing, and uncontrollable spasms of your muscles. It is significant if you recently had a puncture wound to the foot from the ground, or a puncture wound from a rusty nail anywhere on the body. If you are not immunized see a doctor immediately.See 1 more doctor answer
DiffIcult: History of injury, wound or after delivery is important. Pt has contractures of group of muscles like when smiling ironically (sardonic smile), and contractures of limbs. Life-threatening neurologic syndrome characterized by tonic muscle spasms and hyperreflexiatetanus toxin can be detected in serum, confirming a clinical diagnosis. Samples should be collected before immunoglobulin treatment.See 1 more doctor answer
Skin test: One can always do a scratch test to see if there is an urticarial reaction (hives). Most aren't allergic to this, and I don't know what has led to the thought if it's allergic, but a visit with an allergist to test may be the best option. If there's a question or a concern that there could be an allergy but you're not sure, sometimes you can get the shot at the allergist.
On remicade, (infliximab) lab tests show low pneumonia, diphtheria, and tetanus antibodies? Should I do anything or be concerned?
See a doctor ASAP: If you have an infected wound and feel spasm and twitches in the area it will progress pretty rapid. The muscles become very tense and the jaw locks (trismus). The spasm could be so tense that can break the bones. It's a medical emergency and you can not wait and see.
NO! And Yes: No, there is essentially no natural immunity to tetanus toxin. Therefore only effective way to control tetanus is by prophylactic immunization. Universalimmunization with subsequent maintenance of adequate antitoxin levels by means of appropriately timed boosters is necessary to protect all age groups, even if you have previous had natural infection.See 1 more doctor answer
I was positive on chlamydia and got treat but my partner didn't he got check 3 months after and was negative, he had a tetanus shot during does 3 mont?
False Negatives: It is very unusual for anyone familiar with lgbt medicine to not treat your partner, regardless of the test result. It is nearly impossible in some instances to pick up the bacteria on standard testing swabs. If there is any risk of exposure then one should be treated. And, in the lgbt medical standards both of you should have been treated for gonorrhea and chlamydia. The tetanus shot has nothing.
Can someone that is infected with the tetanus bacteria, be treated if it is progressed moderately and is tetanus disease slow growing or rapid. Is there a blood test to detect tetanus to see if you are infected? The last time I had a tetanus shot was 26
Medicines & Vaccines: There are many drugs to treat tetanus. The ones used depend on the degree of illness. Antibiotics are used to treat the tetanus bug itself. A reconstituted antibody (part of the immune system) and muscle spasm relievers can be used if there's a significant infection. And a vaccine/booster is also given if indicated. Please see the cdc website for more info: http://www. Cdc. Gov/tetanus/about/.
Tetanus: Tetanus occurs in susceptible individuals (those not vaccinated) after exposure to the bacterium clostridium tetani, commonly found in soil. The most common symptoms involve muscle spasms and muscular rigidity. The muscle spasms usually start with the chewing muscles, hence the term lockjaw. Spasms may also include the throat muscles, creating difficulty swallowing, and may extend to any muscles.