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My wife had tetanus shot 8 days ago but pain and stiffness in the muscle remains unchanged. What is going to happen and what shall we do? (F, 33)

My wife had tetanus shot 8 days ago but pain and stiffness in the muscle remains unchanged. What is going to happen and what shall we do? (F, 33)

Local Reaction: Typical reaction to vaccines involve a local reaction. Manifests as redness and painful swelling around the site of the injection that in some cases may last for a few days. Uncomplicated local reactions may be treated with cold compresses and NSAIDs for pain. Could also be a local muscle contusion that takes time to heal. See primary doctor if pain persists despite above treatment. ...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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I got a muscle spasm on my calf on the way to get a tetanus shot. Four days later, the muscle spasm hasn't let up. Is this normal?

I got a muscle spasm on my calf on the way to get a tetanus shot. Four days later, the muscle spasm hasn't let up. Is this normal?

Muscle spasm: That is a long time for a spasm, Would seek medical attention and get a doppler sonongram of calf make sure it is not a clot especially if you are on birth control and or smoking or have lupus/ A. F/u /w/ doc today. ...Read more

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

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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Cut finger 3 days ago and got a booster Tetanus shot. 3 days have passed and I have muscle aches and back pain is this normal?

Cut finger 3 days ago and got a booster Tetanus shot. 3 days have passed and I have muscle aches and back pain is this normal?

take acetaminophen: Are the aches & pains just starting after 3 days? Then likely a separate issue; need more info. How is the finger? It should be much better. I'm assuming it was not a deep cut since you didn't mention stitches. If the aches are from the vaccine, just take acetaminophen. See clinician, or get back to us with update, if no better in 2-3 days. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can a tetanus/pertussis shot cause pain in arm and almost a over all sick feeling? Headache, muscle hurt, lack of appetite, tired?

Can a tetanus/pertussis shot cause pain in arm and almost a over all sick feeling? Headache, muscle hurt, lack of appetite, tired?

Yes: It can cause symptoms like that especially since most adults have just started getting the booster of inactivated pertussis. This should only last 48 after injection, if it persists longer than that, consider seeing your PCP! Feel Better. ...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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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

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Was shaving and realized the shaver was rusted a little, it was in the shower from when I used it last having some muscle issues in my leg, tetanus?

Was shaving and realized the shaver was rusted a little, it was in the shower from when I used it last having some muscle issues in my leg, tetanus?

Tetanus risk: It's not necessarily 'rust' that causes tetanus - rust is more of an environmental indicator for dirt, soil and/or animal feces. A puncture wound caused by a 'rusty nail' is the classic tetanus wound, although any wound, if infected by tetanus spores, could lead to tetanus. The important thing is to be vaccinated with 3 tetanus shots plus a booster every 10 years. If you're not up to date, see doc ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause severe muscle spasms for last 48 hours? Anxious from getting tetanus from cut could this cause spasms?

Yes: Either condition can produce spasms, but you need to see your doctor to ensure tetanus is not the issue ...Read more

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Passed 10 month after exposed by cat dissection. Itook rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed. I havin muscle pins&twitch from beginning. Plzhelp?

Passed 10 month after exposed by cat dissection. Itook rabiesvccine, rig&tetanus after16day of exposed. I havin muscle pins&twitch from beginning. Plzhelp?

See doctor: I'd suspect that your problem is more from anxiety than illness. It doesn't hurt for you to consult the doctor who saw you in the first place. ...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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Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

Is muscle twitching same as spasm? Got cut and after a few days I have muscle twitching and headaches and I'm scared it's tetanus. I have anxiety.

See doctor: Muscle twitching is not the same as spasm of muscle. With tetanus you usually get muscle spasm.Your muscle twitching and headache may be due to tetanus or something else. Since you are anxious and concerned, better consult your doctor, after examining you, he can decide whether you have tetanus or another cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a raccoon with rabiesinf nov. Had all vaccines required within one week. I have muscle stiffness in neck & back still. Tetanus?

I was bitten by a raccoon with rabiesinf nov. Had all vaccines required within one week. I have muscle stiffness in neck & back still. Tetanus?

Not Likely: It is not likely that you have tetanus. If you have muscle stiffness you should consult your doctor to get relief
meanwhile you can try over the counter Motrin or aleve (naproxen) for temporary relief. ...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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Stepped on nail 2mo ago. Got tetanus booster 2days later (over 10yrs). Constant jaw pain/facial muscle tightening over last 2wks. Can it be tetanus?

Stepped on nail 2mo ago. Got tetanus booster 2days later (over 10yrs). Constant jaw pain/facial muscle tightening over last 2wks. Can it be tetanus?

Suspicious: Jaw pain and muscle tightening can be symptoms of Tetanus infection, also called Lock Jaw. While the incubation period of Tetanus is generally shorter but the association of stepping on a nail with these symptoms cant be ignored for a need for a urgent assessment by a qualified healthcare facility, like a hospital emergency department. The folks there should be equipped to handle all eventualities ...Read more

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Stepped on pointed object 2 week back, no blood was seen, started feeling heaviness in jaw and thigh muscle pain yesterday, is it tetanus?

Stepped on pointed object 2 week back, no blood was seen, started feeling heaviness in jaw and thigh muscle pain yesterday, is it tetanus?

See a doctor to: Make sure that don't get the tetanus. Although your symptoms are not likely tetanus, but you need to get checked for that and make sure you are adequately protected.

Tetanus can be fatal and so you need to get yourself checked.

Good luck. ...Read more

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I got a tetanus, whooping cough, & diphtheria vaccine and now I am achy in my other muscles.?

I got a tetanus, whooping cough, & diphtheria vaccine and now I am achy in my other muscles.?

Probbably unrelated: Dtap vaccine should not cause any muscle tetany or myalgias unless there is overall inflammatory condition that is underlying. ...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

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Went to ER thought tetanus dr said not the case stiffness in neck and jaw and muscle spasms all over. Doctor said probably related to medication side effects does this sound accurate?

Yes: ...I am assuming the doctor did a good history and that you have had tetanus vaccine in the recent past, that you did not receive a deep dirty wound, and that medications you are taking could explain your symptoms. ...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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Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Would adjustable dumbbells be the best way to build muscle at home? I can't afford big workout machines, and don't live near a gym.

Sure: You can use all sort of weights to help strengthen, build, and maintain muscle. The most important thing is proper lifting techniques and to gradually work your way up to heavier weights. Also remember to add cardio to your routine. ...Read more

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Muscles always feel like I had a great workout even though I haven't actually done it. Is this weird?

Rx side effects: Several medications can cause a side effect of muscle soreness. Cholesterol lowering drugs is one such category. Discuss your medication profile and potential side effects with your primary care physician. ...Read more

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After I workout I always feel tired and I don't gain muscle?

No magic: Unlike television commercials muscle mass gains don't occur in 30 seconds, it takes time. Generally, slowly increasing weight with 8-12 slow repetitions will produce gains. Proper nutrition and programs help - you may want to consult a certified trainer. Consulting with a physician about your diet and exercise program is also wise if one is not reacting or responding as expected. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if my muscles aren't aching after a workout, did I do something wrong?

Could you tell me if my muscles aren't aching after a workout, did I do something wrong?

Workout: Try adding more variety to your workouts. This popular concept of muscle confusion is a very successful method to achieve better and faster results. ...Read more