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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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Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Is it possible to show antibodies on specific test for diseases you never got vaccinated for? I'm trying to avoid mmr, tetanus & diptheria shots...

Disease or Vaccine: Only way you can have positive antibodies in your blood is if you have received the vaccines and other way is if you have had the infection in the past By getting the vaccine your body produces the antibodies which protects you against the infection if you are exposed to it I will advice get the shot.But you are 34.you might have had MMR in childhood.Get your blodd checked.Get your tdap every10yrs ...Read more

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Can tetnus show up a day after you cut yourself?

Can tetnus show up a day after you cut yourself?

Tetanus: Extremely unlikely! Whatever you are experiencing is not tetanus. Describe what you have and a provider can easily respond to your concern.... ...Read more

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Bcuz I got a leseracrion from a pocket knife while cutting patotes dp I have a higher chance of getting tetnus?

Bcuz I got a leseracrion from a pocket knife while cutting patotes dp I have a higher chance of getting tetnus?

Only if dirty: potatoes or the knife had been used outside and not cleaned before using. If all were clean and you washed the cut you are probably fine. But get a booster when you can for the next time you cut yourself. ...Read more

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How are intromuscular injections related to tetnus, diptheria, and poilo?

Vaccines given IM: Most vaccines like those for tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis are given deep into a muscle. This location allows for proper distribution into the body through the blood flow into the muscle, allowing the immune system to begin developing antibodies.The blood flow in fatty areas is not as uniform & injected material could sit for long periods without proper distribution. ...Read more

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What are meningitis, tetnus, and diptheria?

What are meningitis, tetnus, and diptheria?

See below: Meningitis-an inflammation of the coverings of the brain usually caused by germs but can be caused by toxins (chemotherapy) tetanus-a disease marked by severe muscle spasms caused by a toxin produced by germs growing in wounds. Diphtheria: a disease caused by a germ s living in the upper airway/nose/throat that can produce obstruction or make a toxin that can injure the heart, kidneys, nerves. ...Read more

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How long can you wait to get a tetnus shot?

How long can you wait to get a tetnus shot?

Depends: It helps if you have a tet booster within last 5 yrs. You should be given tet shot within 48 hrs with suspicious exposure. The clostridium bacterium can incubate up to a wk before true symptoms. ...Read more

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Why do you need a tetnus shot after being bit by a cat?

Why do you need a tetnus shot after being bit by a cat?

Tetanus: The cat's teeth puncture the skin. The cat often carries very dangerous germs in it's mouth. ...Read more