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Question by  thepaddlegal (24)

What are the symptoms of diphtheria?


Answer by  fawnjamrn (87)

The first symptoms are usually a fever, sore throat, a headache and generalized weakness. As the diphtheria progresses the throat will begin to swell and the tissue on the back of the throat will start to die causing a greyish white membrane that covers the throat. Lymph nodes will be enlarged and the person will have bad breath.


Answer by  cafish (2035)

The signs are a sore throat, fever, headache, and tiredness. The toxin from the disease destroys the throat tissue. A thick membrane can cover the throat and obstruct breathing. The membrane will confirm the diagnosis. If not treated, the membrane can cover the whole throat and larynx. The lymph glands in the neck become enlarged.


Answer by  Ginny (2251)

A bacterial infection, diptheria causes fever, sore throat, swollen glands, fatigue, difficulty breathing and there is a thick gray covering at the back of the throat. There may also be a skin infection that is red, painful, swollen and ulcerated.


Answer by  DrMom (854)

Symptoms of diphtheria are fever, sore throat, lethargy, and headache. The throat swells, breathing is difficult, and the throat is destroyed, making speech nearly impossible. Medical intervention is vital.


Answer by  rosieposey78 (1304)

Symptoms for diphtheria may include fever, drooling, hoarseness, painful swallowing, watery, bloody nasal discharge, barking cough, chills, sore throat, listlessness, pallor, peripheral neuropathy, and low blood pressure may develop. However, it is possible to have diphtheria and be asymptomatic.


Answer by  KMcRae (714)

Symptoms of diptheria include sore throat, swollen glands in the neck, fever, weakness and headache. As the infection progresses trouble breathing can become a complication.


Answer by  Mcbaldr (106)

the primary symptoms of diphtheria includes the following: ever, sore throat, a headache and generalized weakness. as diphtheria progresses,the toxin from the disease destroys the throat tissue resulting to thcinkening of the membranes thus covering the throat and osbtructs breathing

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