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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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One of the symptoms for tetanus is trouble swallowing what do they mean by that? Because my mouth is dry and it's hard to swallow due to the dryness

One of the symptoms for tetanus is trouble swallowing what do they mean by that? Because my mouth is dry and it's hard to swallow due to the dryness

Tetanus: People with tetanus have difficulty swallowing (dysphagia) because of muscle stiffness and spasms, not because of a dry mouth and throat. If you have not been immunized against tetanus, however, it would be wise to do so. ...Read more

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Is Tetanus vaccine still effective after first signs of symptoms experienced?

Is Tetanus vaccine still effective after first signs of symptoms experienced?

Tetanus treatment: Tetanus is very rare in the U.S.- on the order of only 30 or so cases a year. I'd like to know what exactly your symptoms are- since sometimes a mouth infection or drug reaction could be confused with tetanus. If you really have tetanus now, the vaccine won't help - and you'll need an Infectious Diseases doctor urgently to take control of the situation. Tetanus immune globulin might have a role. ...Read more

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Really small injury, source unsure, risk of tetanus after feet cramping, similar symptoms etc, what can I do?

Really small injury, source unsure, risk of tetanus after feet cramping, similar symptoms etc, what can I do?

When was your last: Tetanus shot? If > 10 years or you don't know, then get one. Tetanus (lockjaw) usually starts with mild spasm of the jaw as well as the chest, neck, back and abdomen. If you have an open wound that occurred when outside or has been in contact with soil or there is a puncture wound these are higher risk for tetanus. If concerned seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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I had snake bite, went to hospital they gave me tetanus injection n two more..... But got no symptoms n I feel normal as my surrounding has non veno?

I had snake bite, went to  hospital they gave me tetanus injection n two more..... But got no symptoms n I feel normal as my surrounding has  non veno?

You are lucky: Fortunately the snake wasn't poisonous. However, a puncture wound from a snakebite can be infected and a tetanus shot is always a good idea after such an injury. ...Read more