Tetanus is a condition caused by a bacterium, and it is life threatening if it is left untreated. Tetanus starts with mild symptoms, and within a matter of couple of days, it starts paralyzing the entire body causing severe muscle spasms. Most people are given tetanus vaccination and shots to avoid the disease from ever occurring.
Tetanus usually enters the human body through cut wounds, and gets into the blood stream directly. Children are most susceptible to tetanus because their immunity is low and also they hurt themselves often.
Flu shots are given seasonally to children and adults so that they do not get flu which is a seasonal fever. Flu usually lasts for a week, and is not considered dangerous. However, the characteristic of flu is that it worsens the preexisting conditions. It is considered dangerous for people who have conditions like bronchitis and asthma. It can directly lead them to pneumonia.
Flu and tetanus can be prevented by taking shots and vaccinations. However, these shots do have mild to severe side effects on some people. Tetanus shots are known to cause mild hypertension on the first day after taking it. However, this type of side effect actually lacks evidence, and has not been studied in detail. Hypertension is nothing but elevated blood pressure and if it develops suddenly in a person, it actually causes it to continue in a secondary form. This can progress into a dangerous stage if left ignored. So, a person, who is more susceptible to high blood pressure, should monitor it if they have taken tetanus or a flu shot.
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