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"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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bcuz I got a leseracrion from a pocket knife while cutting patotes dp I have a higher chance of getting tetnus?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Tetanus: The cat's teeth puncture the skin. The cat often carries very dangerous germs in it's mouth. ...Read more
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