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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What It Is
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Tetanus Causes
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Tetanus Risk Factors
Risk Factors
Are you at risk of getting Tetanus? Inside you'll find known risk factors for the condition.
Tetanus Diagnosis
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Tetanus Symptoms
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Tetanus Complications
Can this condition lead to other health problems? Learn more about the known complications.

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Screening for Tetanus
Learn more about the specific tests or exams given by your doctor to screen for Tetanus.
Tetanus Medications
What medications offer relief or help with this condition? Are there side effects? Risks? Learn more.
Tetanus Prevention
How can you prevent Tetanus? Read what the medical community suggests for prevention methods.
Tetanus Treatment
Can this condition be treated? What Tetanus treatment options are available?
Tetanus Care
Learn more about the day to day care of this condition. Changes to your activity, diet, exercise, and more.
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