Diphtheria : get vaccinated!

Tao L | 17 March 2024
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Diphtheria :  get vaccinated!

    Diphtheria is an infection caused by the bacterium Corynebacterium diphtheriae. It mainly affects the upper respiratory tract and can lead to serious complications, such as damage to the heart, kidneys and nerves. Diphtheria is serious, but can be prevented by vaccination.

    What are the symptoms ?

    Symptoms of diphtheria can include fever, sore throat, cough, difficulty swallowing and swollen lymph nodes in the neck. In severe cases, the bacteria can produce a membrane covering the throat, which can lead to wheezing and difficulty breathing. If not treated promptly, diphtheria can lead to serious complications, such as heart, kidney and nerve damage.

    What natural treatments can be used to combat diphtheria ?

    Treating diphtheria with essential oils or other natural remedies is not recommended. Diphtheria is a serious infection that can lead to serious complications, such as heart, kidney and nerve damage. Treatment of diphtheria requires specific antibiotics, which only a doctor can prescribe. If you think you have diphtheria, or if you have any concerns about this infection, we recommend that you consult a doctor immediately for professional advice.

    Rules to follow

    Hygienic and dietary rules to prevent diphtheria are as follows :

    • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water to avoid spreading the bacteria that cause diphtheria.

    • Avoid sharing food, glasses or towels with people who have diphtheria symptoms.

    • Avoid touching your mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands, especially if you're in a place where diphtheria is common.

    • If you or a family member have symptoms of diphtheria, see a doctor immediately for proper treatment.

    • Get vaccinated against diphtheria according to your country's vaccination schedule. Vaccination is the best way to prevent diphtheria and protect your health.

    Published on 17 March 2024 at 13:27

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    My name is Tao and I am very passionate about complementary medicine. In my home country, I trained in traditional Chinese medicine. I like to pass on the knowledge gained from my experience.