@fiorite & comparables- Botulism is always considered a medical emergency because it is a neurotoxin and can affect respiratory function. A breathing tube may be inserted in all cases of botulism poisoning, especially if the symptoms were not diagnosed early.
Botulism post-treatment may also be lengthy. If the case was severe, physical therapy may be necessary to help the patient relearn lost abilities and motor skills. The patient may need to relearn how to speak, swallow, walk, or other functions.