Tetanus

Tetanus is an infectious disease that is caught from exposure to infected soil, animal feces, or similar exposures. Tetanus is now rare due to vaccination programs. Tetanus causes muscle spasms. It is also known as “lockjaw” from its characteristic early ...

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  • Muscle Spasms: Muscle spasms, including muscle cramps, refer to an abnormal contraction of the muscle. A simple example is muscle cramps, which ...

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  • Lockjaw: Lockjaw, also called trismus, is the symptom of a tight jaw (“locked jaw”), making it difficult to open the mouth ...

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  • Swallowing Difficulty: Swallowing difficulty refers to any type of problem with swallowing. It is also called dysphagia. It means having difficulty swallowing ...

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  • Fever: A fever is a high body temperature and can be caused by hundreds of different conditions. The most common causes ...

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  • Chills: Chills (or “rigors”) are that cold feeling, often with shivers throughout the entire body, usually associated with a fever. Many ...

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