Botulism is a serious illness, and you will need to be hospitalized for treatment.
Infectious disease specialists may recommend one or more of the following treatment options:
- Botulism antitoxin injections to fight the toxin or bacteria
- Ventilator or breathing tube to help ease breathing
- Surgery of infected wounds with follow-up antibiotics
- Feeding tube or intravenous fluids for patients who have difficulty swallowing