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How do medications treat diphtheria?

The two medications used to treat diphtheria are antitoxins and antibiotics. The antitoxin neutralizes the toxin produced by the bacteria linked to diphtheria. It is administered by injection after confirming that the individual being treated is not allergic to the medication. The antibiotic kills the bacteria causing the infection.

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