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croup or whooping cough

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Croup is triggered by a group of respiratory viruses and is usually benign. Whooping cough is triggered by a bacteria that infects the lungs and trigg ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Kohn
Dr. Gary Kohn answered
26 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
No: They are two different infections that can affect the respiratory system. Croup is typically a viral infection in children under 6 yeas of age. Whoo ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
No: Whooping cough is a specific infection with a bacterium. Croup is a symptom, usually in children, due to narrowing of airways with many different typ ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not at All: Whooping cough is caused by bv.Pertussis. Croup is caused by many viruses diptheria is neither of the above and unique. The symptoms however may be s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Whooping cough is caused by the highly contagious, but vaccine preventable bacteria bordetella pertussis. Croup is usually caused by respiratory virus ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See a doctor: Your doctor's job is to make the proper diagnosis, don't wreck your brain with it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Both possible: The vaccine provides good but not total protection from pertussis.If you are in an area where it has been found in the day care centers it is worth te ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Infection of lungs: Whooping cough is named for the horrible repeated sequence of short coughs followed by a dramatic whoop or vibratory noise from the airways as baby ta ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends on age: Whooping cough is caused by pertussis and symptoms follow 3 stages: catarrhal-runny nose, sneezing, low fever; paroxysmal-dry irritative hacking, eye- ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Whooping cough: This special respiratory infection is very dangerous to our young children. Knowing about it is very wise. One with whooping cough probably has a h ... Read More
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