4 doctors weighed in:

How long does it take to show signs of tetanus after being exposed?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: E incubation period

The incubation period varies from 3–21 days, with an average of eight days.
The further the injury site is from the central nervous system, the longer the incubation period. The shorter the incubation period, the higher the risk of death.

In brief: E incubation period

The incubation period varies from 3–21 days, with an average of eight days.
The further the injury site is from the central nervous system, the longer the incubation period. The shorter the incubation period, the higher the risk of death.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Thank
Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine

In brief: Usaully about 1 week

Symptoms of disease begin after the bacteria enter a wound and start to produce toxins.
Symptoms can start within a few days or take as long as several weeks. Usually it takes about one week.

In brief: Usaully about 1 week

Symptoms of disease begin after the bacteria enter a wound and start to produce toxins.
Symptoms can start within a few days or take as long as several weeks. Usually it takes about one week.
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Marsha Davis
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
24 years in practice
67M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors