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How is tetanus treated?

There is no quick cure for tetanus. If you have a tetanus infection, you will be given medication that will help fight the infection and the effects of the toxin. You will also be given stabilizing treatment to keep you safe from danger until your body can recover from the infection.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 19 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Whooping cough (pertussis)


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