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Treatments for Tetanus in Children

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Treatment for tetanus may include

  • medications (to control spasms)
  • thorough cleaning of the wound
  • a course of tetanus antitoxin injections
  • a tracheostomy (a breathing tube inserted surgically in the windpipe) in severe cases with respiratory problems
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