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.
Daniel Brennan, MD on October 26, 2013
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