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How to Treat Diphtheria?

Medical Treatment:
The main treatments are:
  • Antibiotics - to kill diphtheria bacteria
  • Medicines that stop the effects of the harmful substances produced by the bacteria
  • Clean the all infected wounds thoroughly if you have diphtheria that affects your skin
Usually, the treatment lasts from 2 to 3 weeks. Any skin ulcers heal within 2 to 3 months, but they may leave a scar.