Tetanus Symptoms

Do you have any symptoms of Tetanus? Do you even know what they are? Learn more about each symptom of this condition below and what to do if you think you may have Tetanus.

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Symptoms of Tetanus


Symptoms of tetanus may include:

  • Headache
  • Stiff jaw muscles (lockjaw) or neck muscles
  • Drooling or trouble swallowing
  • Muscle spasticity or rigidity
  • Sweating
  • Fever
  • Irritability
  • Pain or tingling at the wound site
  • High Blood Pressure or low blood pressure
  • Seizure Disorder
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Heart beat that is irregular, too fast or too slow
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Dehydration
  • Pneumonia (a complication of the infection)


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