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Diphtheria is a serious bacterial infection that affects the mucous membrane of the throat. Though it is a highly contagious disease, it can easily be prevented with timely vaccines. When you get the infection, your nose, throat and tongue get covered with a thick grey coating. Fever, chills, swollen neck glands with a loud, barking cough are the common symptoms of diphtheria. Difficulty in breathing, general uneasiness and slurred speech are the other symptoms.
HOW IS DIPHTHERIA DIAGNOSED?
Your general physician may examine your lymph nodes and check on your medical history and symptoms to diagnose diphtheria. A throat culture will be recommended if your doctor suspects diphtheria.
HOW IS DIPHTHERIA TREATED?
Diphtheria is a serious infection hence quick treatment is a must. The treatment begins with administering of antitoxin injections such as penicillin. You may be hospitalized to avoid the spread of the infection as it is highly contagious.
DID YOU KNOW?
This condition most commonly manifests in people who do not get vaccinated regularly and also those who have an immune system disorder.