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Untreated whooping cough

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: In infancy it can lead to a progressive cough that is so bad the infant strokes out and can die. It is most dangerous to infants in the first 6 mont... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Droplet: Exposure to the nasal secretions or cough of an infected person can pass it to you.It is passed with droplet (inhaled particles) or direct inoculation... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 37 years experience
Wrong antibiotic: The treatment for pertussis (whooping cough) is azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), but ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
100 days: Whooping cough is also known as the "100 day cough". The symptoms may not last that long and towards the end the frequency and severity of the cough ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
2 to 8 weeks: Usually it only last two to eight weeks.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Val Koganski
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: Dry cough for more then 6 weeks could be a symptom of whooping cough.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Define dangerous: If you believe that a disease is dangerous if it has killed more than 30 kids in the us this past year than that is true.The majority were under 6 mo... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Treatment...: Whooping cough, or pertussis, is caused by a bacterial infection so treatment is with antibiotics prescribed by your doctor. So, see your doctor for d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 11 years experience
Antibiotic: Household and close contacts of confirmed cases of pertussis are often given 5 days of azithromycin or acceptable alternative
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Nasopharyngeal swab: Pcr testing for whooping cough (pertussis) is taken from a nasopharyngeal (back of nose) specimen. It is obtained with a nasal wash or dacron swab and... Read More

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