What are the symptoms of tetanus?
The most common tetanus symptoms are:
- Stiff jaw, also called lockjaw
- Stiff abdominal and back muscles
- Contraction of the facial muscles
- Fast pulse
- Painful muscle spasms, especially near the wound area; if these affect the throat or chest wall, breathing may be stopped
- Trouble swallowing
Note: Tetanus symptoms may look like other medical conditions. Always consult your physicians for a diagnosis if you think you're experiencing tetanus symptoms.