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.
Stiff muscles. The symptoms of disease usually start about a week after infection. There can be fever, rapid heart beat, and high blood pressure. Then stiff jaw and neck muscles develop before it becomes difficult to swallow.

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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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