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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Pertussis: A godawful disease that was once part of almost every childhood. Before antibiotics and immunizations, expect 4-8 weeks of constant coughing, so bad ... 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Contact with patient: when a patient with whooping cough coughs there are droplets dispersed which cause disease in contacts
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous.This provides ample nutrition for ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Bronchitis: The phlegmy cough is a symptom of respiratory tract inflammation and not the cause of another condition. It can be symptomatic of bronchitis. Acute ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: The components of this vaccine are all non-living synthetic materials that trick the immune system into developing antibodies for these germs. Only l ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
35 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
M.D. visit: Your physician can order a test to determine if your baby has pertussis and/or the flu. There are also a number of viruses which can cause cold sympto ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Chronic cough: Chronic cough lasting for a month is suspicious for whooping cough or pertussis. Follow up with doctor for exam, diagnosis and treatment.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Not at all: Whooping cough/pertussis is a very serious bacterial infection treated with specific antibiotics.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
B.Pertussis: Classic whooping cough is caused by a bacterium, bordatella pertussis.Similar symptoms can be caused by otheragents such as a virus parapertussis and ... Read More
A female asked:
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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: It is possible. 1 out of 14000 can have a seizure after receiving the acellular pertussis vaccine.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Cough and antibiotic: There can be a lot of reasons for a cough. Since you are not a smoker the most likely is that this is indeed an infection. Your doctor will try to ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pneumonia: You have acute pneumonia or bacterial bronchitis and you need urgent medical attention. You also list no medical history of any conditions or medicati ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not well yet: See your doctor again. There may be residual virus or another problem. An exam, naybe ests will Dx. More Tx is needed to ease breathing. Don't delay. ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See Your doctor: You need seen.Even tho you have been vaccinated, pertussis is possible.But so is pneumonia, bronchitis, and other infections.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience Pediatrics
Whooping cough: Can result in death in infants especially in the first few months of life.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Dtap vaccine: No you can not get whooping cough from dtap vaccine.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Secondary bacterial: infection and may need antibiotic. You need to see your doctor especially because of the blood
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes...: Reflux can cause bronchospasm which, in turn, can cause coughing. The treatment entails treating the reflux aggressively as well as bronchodilators an ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
75-90% efficacy: The efficacies of current acellular pertussis vaccines (protection of the individual from a significant coughing and control of epidemic disease) rang ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: This medication falls into category c which is reserved for meds that have no demonstrated effect on the unborn human fetus but not enough studies hav ... Read More

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