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What are the symptoms of tetanus?

What are the symptoms of tetanus?

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. ...Read more

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How much time is taken to cure tetanus?

How much time is taken to cure tetanus?

Depends: Treatment of tetanus depends on the patient, type of tetanus and severity. The earlier in the disease tetanus is detected, the course of treatment can be shorter. Giving Tetanus Immune Globulin also helps the shorten the treatment time. Recovery also depends if you have localized tetanus or generalized. ...Read more

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Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Do I have tetanus? What are the symptoms?

Tetanus by CDC: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/tetanus/

Check out this link and see your doctor for tetanus vaccination and treatment if you are at high risk. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

What are common symptoms of tetanus disease?

"Lockjaw" starts 1st: spasms of face & neck, with drooling, difficulty swallowing/breathing. Spasms progress to entire body, with arched back & neck. They last a few minutes, but are relentlessly repetitive for 3-4 weeks (if patient lives that long) & strong enough to break bones or suffocate the patient
Systemic signs include high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, nervous system dysfunction & death. ...Read more

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What are symptom of initial stages of tetanus?

What are symptom of initial stages of tetanus?

Tetanus: Gosh! It so rare-- and thankfully so! As name suggests-- muscle go through involuntary spasms or tetany--- usually triggered by sound, water, airwaves. As and when it progresses, the spasm of muscles of wind pipe-- is life threatening! ...Read more

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For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

For what length of time do tetanus shots hurt?

A day or so: If cncerned and the pain doesn't go away see your doctor to make sure the injection site isn't infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tetanus and when do they usually appear?

Tetanus: Fever, restless, tachycardia, profuse sweating etc can preceed the tetanus spasm. Patients with generalized tetanus characteristically have tonic contraction of their skeletal muscles and intermittent intense muscular spasms. Since patients with tetanus have no impairment of consciousness or awareness, both the tonic contractions and spasms are intensely painful. The average onset is 8 days. ...Read more

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I think I might have contracted tetanus. What are the initial symptoms?

I think I might have contracted tetanus. What are the initial symptoms?

Tetanus symptoms: Early symptoms of tetanus includes difficulty in swallowing followed by muscle aches and pains. Muscles later develop spasms. A rapid heart rate and fever may be present. Also high blood pressure may be present profuse sweating may also occur. Muscles of the jaw may be affected causing the resus sardonicus appearance where the jaw is locked in a peculiar grimace. ...Read more

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Are symptoms of tetanus constant or do they happen on and off? Are there ranges for these symptom pains?

It's bac: People with tetanus rapidly progress to a very severe, often fatal illness over a short period of time. They have very little time to spend on the computer asking questions. ...Read more

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Hi. Cut myself with a knife a week ago. I don't think I have any tetanus symptoms but if had can I get a shot and be OK? Thanks

Booster: When was your last tetanus shot? Was it within the last 5 years. Was the knife clean? Would get a booster shot in consult with your primary care doc. If you have a shot in last 5 years you should be ok. Probability of tetanus with a kitchen knife is almost zero. ...Read more

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Is lockjaw a symptom of tetanus?

Is lockjaw a symptom of tetanus?

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. ...Read more

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S it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade? I can't move my neck, not sure if it's my gym or tetanus?

Prevent tetanus: It's unlikely u have tetanus a month after a contaminated injury. Most cases occur about a week or 10 days from the injury. Certain wounds are more likely than others to lead to tetanus-what's necessary is for the organisms to grow and produce toxin. Deep wounds, crush injuries, dirt contamination etc are risks. Would make sure your vaccines are up to date- tetanus is an awful disease. Hope u c MD ...Read more

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Is it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade?

Is it possible for TETANUS to show symptoms 1 month after been cut by a dirty blade?

Theoretically: Possible. There have been some cases where tetanus developed weeks after exposure, but typically incubation period is about 1 week. In addition you would have some significant symptoms, difficulty, swallowing, fever, rapid heart rate, sweats, spasm of abdominal, jaw and neck muscles. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after I stab myself with a knife?

For what length of time do I have to get a tetanus shot after I stab myself with a knife?

Depends: If you completed the primary series in childhood & have had one within five years you can probably just wash out a simple wound & not worry. If you have never had the series & have a dirty wound u could see the tetanus begin to set up over a day or so, so a shot & anti-toxin might be needed within hours. If u fall in the middle, get it done within 48hrs, but do a good job of cleaning the wound 1st. ...Read more

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How much TETANUS immunity is a person who has received 1 DTaP conferred? Seems to me it would be 100% each time for the tetanus portion.

How much TETANUS immunity is a person who has received 1 DTaP conferred? Seems to me it would be 100% each time for the tetanus portion.

But it isn't: Some vaccines provide nearly complete lifelong protection with one immunization. Unfortunately some do not. They only provide partial protection and must be readministered at regular intervals to maintain protection. And the reasons are complicated why this is...there are textbooks written about the immunology of vaccines. It doesn't change that fact that sometimes, multiple doses are needed. ...Read more

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Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Symptoms of an adverse tetanus booster reaction?

Immunization: There is no specific adverse reaction to tetanus booster- unless someone is allergic to the tetanus vaccine itself.
Otherwise the reaction will be like any other vaccine: mild malaise, low grade fever, soreness on the site of immunization. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a dog on Saturday evening. It was a minor wound but I am concerned about Tetanus. How much time do I have to get an injection? I think I had a tetanus injection last in 2008.

I was bitten by a dog on Saturday evening. It was a minor wound but I am concerned about Tetanus. How much time do I have to get an injection? I think I had a tetanus injection last in 2008.

You are covered: If you have been vaccinated within the past 10 years you should still have immunity from your prior vaccination. It is a good idea to get a booster this year if it has in fact been 10 years since your last booster. ...Read more

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Should a pneumonia shot and a tetanus shot be given the same time?

Should a pneumonia shot and a tetanus shot be given the same time?

Can be done if healt: As long as you're healthy, there's no reason why the two vaccinations (boosters) can't be given together. If you are suffering from an illness or flu, see if the pneumonia shot can be given a little later (to avoid confusing symptoms). Of course, if you're allergic (went into shock) from either vaccine before, avoid that 1. But standard practice is to administer both together unless reason not to. ...Read more

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How much time it take for tetanus toxin to resolve and what are natural remedies of tetanus?

How much time it take for tetanus toxin to resolve and what are natural remedies of tetanus?

A month or so: In the few patients I have seen survive tetanus, it took a month for the toxin to leave the child's system. I do not know of any natural remedies for tetanus. It takes a modern intensive care unit with multiple talented staff and modern medicine to save a patient with this devastating disease. Get vaccinated! ...Read more

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Is this a symptom of tetanus, if I have a tight r side of the neck when I got up this morning?

Is this a symptom of tetanus, if I have a tight r side of the neck when I got up this morning?

TORTICOLIS: Your symptom of right sided neck stiffness can be torticolis or muscle strain while sleeping with a lot of pillows. Tetanus is more of stiff jaw with spasm, dysphagia, stiffness all over neck, arms and legs accompanied with fever, headache and chills. ...Read more

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How long till the tetanus immunization shot wears off? I took mine 6 years ago. Do I still have time?

How long till the tetanus immunization shot wears off? I took mine 6 years ago. Do I still have time?

Usually 10 yrs: We generally recommend a tetanus booster every 10 years to adults that have completed their primary series. Some who work in higher risk areas like landscaping or who garden a lot may choose to do so every 5 years. Someone with a "dirty " wound is often boosted if it has been more than 5 yrs. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?

Is it possible to have the tetanus bacteria active in one’s body for an extended period of time without having death result?

No risk, no worry: Tetanus bacteria only cause localized infections, usually in the skin. They don't survive and are not carried "for an extended period of time". If you don't have a recent wound or skin infection, there is no possibility you have tetanus. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

What is the maximum amount of time I should wait to get a tetanus shot after cutting foot?

Ideally,: You want to get the booster immediately. If indeed infected withe the tetani bacteria one can be symptomatic in as early as 1-2 days. So if you get a bad cut and wait a week that's not a good idea. That likely means you lucked out and were not infected with the particular bacteria. ...Read more

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Cut on finger yesterday morning from can lid in trash, just got tetanus booster after 10 plus yrs. Will I be ok? Did I get it in time?

Wound healing: Tetanus is a shot that should be done promptly - so your timing sounds great. Cleaning the wound and keeping the wound dressed with a clean, dry bandage will also help. ...Read more

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If you got rust in a scratch that didn't bleed can u get tetanus? If so how long does it take to show symptoms? No booster since childhood

If you got rust in a scratch that didn't bleed can u get tetanus? If so how long does it take to show symptoms? No booster since childhood

My thoughts...: Just go get a tetanus booster tomorrow either at urgent care or at your regular doctor's office. You need one anyway, so just get it done. ...Read more

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After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

After a tetanus shot, how much time beforeit is safe to get a flu shot?

Immediately: Both can be given on the same day or separate days. There is no reason to delay one or the other. ...Read more