Originally Posted by alegna
Chance of my kids getting diphtheria is about nil, so honestly I've not researched treatments.
My family history: My great grandparents had something like 8 children. ONE of them got diphtheria.
My great grandfather stayed up with her all day and night, and when her breathing became labored, he would open her mouth and with his finger sweep the membrane, that had grown in her throat, away. He did that until the illness had worn itself out and the membrane wasn't growing anymore.
So there's a treatment for ya. A bit exhausting, but nothing else (other than maybe chiropractic, depending on when he became one and depending on when he gave up his practice compared to when his daughter got the disease) was done for her and she made it through.
(and let's note again that with two parents and about 7 siblings, only ONE person in the house got it)