Wound botulism occurs when the botulinum bacteria get into a cut. The situation can cause a dangerous infection that produces the toxin.
Common causes of wound botulism
Wound botulism signs and symptoms include
- Intravenous drug, especially using black tar heroin and injecting heroin into the skin rather than the veins
- Difficulty swallowing or speaking
- Facial weakness on both sides of the face
- Blurred or double vision
- Drooping eyelids
- Trouble breathing
The following is a picture of wound botulism:
When you suspect that you have botulism, seek urgent medical care immediately. Because early treatment increases your chances of survival, and lessens your risk of complications.
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