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    Tetanus Treatment

    1. Get Medical Help Immediately

    • Go to a medical clinic or hospital emergency room for tetanus symptoms: rigid muscles and painful spasms, often starting in jaw and neck.

    2. Follow Up

    • The person will immediately receive an injection of immune globulin and a tetanus shot.
    • Muscle relaxants and sedatives may be required.
    • The person will most likely be hospitalized.

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    Reviewed by Dan Brennan, MD on October 18, 2015

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