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How to Treat Diphtheria?
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.