Once the doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, he or she will perform a physical examination to see if there is a gray coating on your throat and tonsils. If deemed necessary, he or she will perform a throat swab to confirm in the laboratory if it is diphtheria.
Upon confirming the diagnosis, the treatment to be followed will be established, which is usually intense and aggressive to prevent the disease from progressing. It usually includes the following drugs:
It is also possible to receive preventive treatment with antibiotics and a vaccine booster if you have been in contact with a diphtheria patient, in this way, it is possible to prevent the infection from occurring.
In ABC Medical Center’s Internal Medicine Department, we offer health care services with the highest quality and safety, from the prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and monitoring of infectious, respiratory, endocrinological, dermatological, rheumatic, nephrological, gastrointestinal, and hematological pathologies of both chronic-degenerative diseases and acute conditions, through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary model.