Tetanus. Anele Mandela. Temperament of tetanus and organs involved. Cold and dry Organs involved are the muscles and it affects the central nervous system. Definition.
-Generalized tetanus can affect all skeletal muscles. It is the most common as well as the most severe form of the four types.
- Local tetanus manifests with muscle spasms at or near the wound that has been infected with the bacteria.-Cephalic tetanus primarily affects one or several muscles in the face rapidly (in one to two days) after a head injury or ear infection. Trismus ("lockjaw") may occur. The disease can easily progress to generalized tetanus.
-Neonatal tetanus is similar to generalized tetanus except that it affects a baby that is less than 1 month old (called a neonate). This condition is rare in developed countries.
The spasms can also affect the chest, neck, back, and abdominal muscles. Back muscle spasms often cause arching, called opisthotonos.
Diet: avoid cold and dry foods like apples, sour fruits, coffee and mealie meal.
Homeopathy is a kind of medicine where the underlying philosophy is based on treating like with like. By introducing a similar treatment to the ailment, it is believed that the body will work to heal itself. Homeopaths will use a variety of methods to treat a whole range of illnesses.
Traditional medical treatment revolves around drug therapy, traditional Chinese medicine herbal remedies are the most common alternative treatment for tetanus. Herbs that have sedative effects should be given to reduce the frequency of convulsions, along with herbs to fight the bacteria.