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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   well earlier i was playing paintball and i ran into a rusty barb wire fence and im not sure but i think i got stuck in the leg or it could be from a thorn bush
Doctor :   ok
User :   the area is red and im wondering if i could have gotten tetanus from it
Doctor :   hmmm
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   you cannot have possibly got tetanus from it
Doctor :   tetanus affects the nervous system first
Doctor :   then others
Doctor :   it can possibly be an abscess formation due to the injury
User :   causes muscle spasm at first though doesnt it?
Doctor :   but do take precaution
Doctor :   go to the doctor and get a tetanus toxoid
Doctor :   yes it causes muscle spasm
Doctor :   but it affects the jaw muscle first
User :   ok thats relieving
Doctor :   get yourself checked from the surgeon as to what to be done for the wound
Doctor :   it shouldn't worsen and spread

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