Signs, Symptoms And Transmission Of Diphtheria?

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, in my area, diphtheria is rife, one of the symptoms of which is a white membrane in the throat. I started feeling strange about 3-4 days ago in my nose and throat area, when I breathe, it feels like my breath is going down my throat. after 2 days, the incident stopped, but suddenly I had phlegm in my throat, I haven’t been out of the house in a while and my family also doesn’t have a cold or cough with phlegm so I saw it myself with a cellphone flashlight, when I looked, there was no membrane white symptoms of diphtheria, there is only phlegm around the roof of the mouth and tonsils. but when i looked deeper, there was something white behind my tonsils, since my tonsils were operated on, so the white color is visible, not big, only about 0.5 cm wide, is it a white organ or membrane, a symptom of diphtheria, right? and whether the throat with phlegm is a characteristic of diphtheria?

1 Answer:


Diphtheria disease is currently on the rise. Diphtheria is a bacterial infection that attacks the mucous membranes of the nose and throat. This disease is caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae. This disease is a disease that is easily transmitted, transmission through:

Inhaled splashes of saliva when the patient coughs or sneezes contaminated items such as towels, glasses, etc. through the air. Symptoms include:

a thin layer of white or gray is formed that covers the throat or tonsils. fever, chills, sore throat, sore throat, hoarseness, swelling of the lymph nodes in the neck, bull neck, neck looks enlarged. In addition to whiteness in the throat, diphtheria may be possible, another possibility is detritus (build-up) dead cells in the tonsils), thrush, vitamin B or c deficiency.

It's best if you go to the doctor directly so that you can examine and assess directly what the white part of your tonsils is, whether it is possible diphtheria or not, and additional tests may also be needed to establish a diagnosis.

This diphtheria disease can be prevented from getting infected by getting a vaccine, namely the diphtheria vaccine. With the aim of increasing endurance / creating immunity in the body against diphtheria germs.

read things related to diphtheria, the importance of diphtheria vaccine for adults

hope it's useful, thank you

dr. Danny

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