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Besides a vaccine, how else can I prevent diphtheria?

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Dr. Sarah Kohl
Travel Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Vaccine only

The only way to prevent diptheria is vaccination.
Even prior infection with diptheria doesn't provide protection. Diptheria is a bacterial infection of the nose and throat. It can cause life-threatening throat swelling. It produces a toxin which damages the heart. Treatment includes antibiotic, vaccination, and anti-toxin. This is a serious disease spread by close contact with other people.

In brief: Vaccine only

The only way to prevent diptheria is vaccination.
Even prior infection with diptheria doesn't provide protection. Diptheria is a bacterial infection of the nose and throat. It can cause life-threatening throat swelling. It produces a toxin which damages the heart. Treatment includes antibiotic, vaccination, and anti-toxin. This is a serious disease spread by close contact with other people.
Dr. Sarah Kohl
Dr. Sarah Kohl
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: No Way

Other than somehow avoiding exposure and/or "luck", the vaccine, which has been proven very, very, very safe, is the only way.
Be smart and immunize.

In brief: No Way

Other than somehow avoiding exposure and/or "luck", the vaccine, which has been proven very, very, very safe, is the only way.
Be smart and immunize.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
Thank
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