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The Symptoms Of Tetanus Are Due To
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"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
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
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
How long does it take for tetanus to show symptoms? Been a little over 8 days since scratch by rusty scouring pad
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
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
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
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
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
If you got rust in a scratch that didnt bleed can u get tetanus? If so how long does it take to show symptoms? No booster since childhood
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
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
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?
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