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Are there alternative treatments for coma?

A coma is a life-threatening emergency. You should not attempt to treat a coma without a qualified medical professional. Once a person in a coma has been given the proper medical treatment and long-term care begins, alternative treatments may be used to keep the person comfortable and to avoid infection. Sometimes even something as simple as sensory stimulation will help a person in a comatose state.

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