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i have a dry hacking cough with pain between my shoulder blades for a week could it be whooping cough

A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ester Kwok
31 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Dry hacking cough could be whooping cough as well as other bacterial/viral causes. It is best to have this evaluated by one's doctor, rather than gue ... Read More
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Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Need to see Dr.: It is impossible to diagnose without examining you. Please see a Dr. for full evaluation and diagnosis.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely musculoskelet: Your pain is likely musculoskeletal related to your coughing. Possibilities include muscle strain or pulled muscle, cartilage inflammation or even bon ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Stauber
43 years experience Pulmonology
Pertussis: Could be pertussis(whooping cough) see your md for test to r/o this DX and get rx for antibiotic to treat it.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: See a doctor and get checked and let them tell you what it is.
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Dr. Jill Summerfield
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. : Yes. Immunity wanes after a few years so you need a booster every 8-10 years. You may just have a viral bronchitis but if cough persists you should se ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
The : The cause of a chronic cough can be a very tricky problem to figure out in kids or adults. Common causes include: -asthma -gastro-esophageal reflux ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Whooping cough: You have a classical sign of whooping cough namely the laryngospasm.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
Minor cough normal: Newborns clear secretions a little different than grown-ups and even older kids as they don't know how to blow their noses, spit out mucous, etc. In t ... Read More
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A 85-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The vaccine only contains inactivated toxins.

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