Nail Pierced The Leg And Small Spots Appear Accompanied By Pain Disertai?
I want to ask if my foot was pierced by a nail last night and it caused small black spots and also hurt when I stepped on it. Did I get tetanus?
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Tetanus is a disease caused by the bacterium Clostridium tetani. These bacteria will affect the nerves in the body to cause excessive muscle contractions to cause severe pain throughout the body (but especially the muscles in the jaw and neck) to the point that it can cause respiratory tract disorders and stop breathing. Tetanus-causing bacteria are found in the soil or in the digestive tract of animals. Impaled by dirty nails lying on the ground is one of the means of entry of these bacteria into the body.
Tetanus can cause the following symptoms:
stiffness in the muscles of the jaw and neck stiffness in the abdominal muscles difficulty swallowing stiffness and pain in muscles throughout the body that occurs periodically Fever and cold sweats palpitations increased blood pressure Symptoms of tetanus will usually appear 7-10 days after exposure to bacteria.
In your case, it has not been determined whether you have tetanus or not, but it is clear that you are at risk of exposure to the bacterium Clostridium tetani. To prevent this bacteria from developing further and causing tetanus, you should immediately go to the doctor to clean the wound on your foot, and get antibiotics and antitoxin.
You can read the following article about tetanus to get more complete information about this disease.
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