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what to do if exposed to whooping cough

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CHILD EXPOSED PERTUS: If your child had all the baby shots then you dont have to worry, he/she is protected and if he comes with disease it may be mild, but if he has not b ... Read More

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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
PEP and booster: If you were in close contact with someone with pertussis you might need PEP- post exposure prophylaxis with an antibiotic if you are around pregnant w ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leah Alexander
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Your 10 year old should definitely a booster vaccine. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a TdaP vaccine for 10 year olds as a routine vacc ... Read More
A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christiaan Maurer
22 years experience Internal Medicine
Vaccinate: Make sure you and husband are vaccinated with tdap vaccine.
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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
36 years experience Anesthesiology
Peds: Best with antimicrobials, supportive therapy, and under the guidance of a good pediatrician or lung doctor.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
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 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

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