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For tetanus, is medical interventions necessary or can home remedies work?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Needs Med Rx: Use of preventive vaccines decrease the need for rx. If unvaccinated, you need the antitoxin, vaccine and antibiotics to kill the germ growing in what may be a minor wound. Even a small infestation of the tetanus germ can generate enough toxin to kill you.
Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 21 years experience
There's a reason...: Why we immunize against tetanus...It's serious business, and should you be unimmunized and exposed, you most certainly need medical treatment. There are no "home remedies" that will adequately treat this problem. I would advise you to be regularly immunized and to take any penetrating wound seriously. Good luck.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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