Tetanus Treatment

Medically Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on November 04, 2021
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  • Go to a medical clinic or hospital emergency room for tetanus symptoms: rigid muscles and painful spasms, often starting in jaw and neck.
  • The person will immediately receive an injection of immune globulin and a tetanus shot.
  • Muscle relaxants and sedatives may be required.
  • The person will require hospitalization, most likely in the intensive care unit.