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where is whooping cough most likely to be found

A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronda Alexander
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pertussis comeback: Whooping cough is back since adults who were immunized get no/mild disease but, we can pass it on to young ones who have incomplete/no immunity. If y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 1 ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not usually: If the child who had whooping cough was othewise healthy and had no complications, there will be no after effects.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Opposite: Immunized children are less likely to be infected with Pertussis than those not immunized. Effective immunity is not usually established until the 4t ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jessica Khan
31 years experience Infectious Disease
Raw meat: Chicken that is not cooked thru or vegetables that got contaminated by using utensils (knife, cutting board) that was used or not fully washed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Everywhere: You can't get away from the bacterium that causes acne. This is a chronic disease that you must manage, perhaps with your physician's help, until it r ... Read More
A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
25 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Although not typical of strep throat, coughs can be seen in a variety of situations. However, I would generally not recommend any cough medicines for ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
No.: Candida pneumonitis is very rare in people with asthma. Viral and bacterial infections are much more likely in a child with asthma.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
CMV is very common: Yes. CMV infection is a very common childhood illness in most cases. There is currently a lot of research going on about chronic active infection wit ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Asbestos exposure: Most cases (70-80%) of mesothelioma happen in persons with environmental exposure to asbestos. Radiation exposure is another risk factor and smoking i ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: If the avian flu virus mutates so that it spreads from a human to other humans (at this time it only spreads from birds to people on close contact) it ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
43 years experience Pediatrics
Poor immunisations: could either be because children are not getting immunized completely.it could also be because the immunity has been seen to wane in adults so until a ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Scholand
22 years experience Infectious Disease
Empiric treatment: Often doctors don't know what the cause of a cough like illness is, unless they have done specific testing for it. Sometimes there are clues that make ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Depends: If the indication for the echo is "rule out vsd" - the echo is very unlikely to miss it. A routine echo done for other reasons could miss a very small ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience Internal Medicine
Salmonella: In the gastrointestinal tract. Poor sanitary conditions.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergies: If you mean later in life at 24, yes and you can develop allergies to outdoor pollen, pets, dust mites and mold. Later in life as in their 50s, people ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Virus: I would not worry, but you need to follow the doctors orders who diagnosed you and follow-up if you don not feel better with their recommendations. B ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Cough is the most: common presentation of asthma ( beginning symptom ).Asthma can develop at any point in life.If severe,seek out a Board Certified Allergist.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
14 years experience Pediatric Infectious Disease
Standard precautions: It is no more contagious than any other coronavirus, but they are transmitted by respiratory droplets. Avoid people with obvious illness, wash your ha ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Although most cases develop in childhood, it can develop at any age.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely but...: A single episode of pneumonia is usually caused by an infection especially by the bacteria pneumococcus, multiple viruses or atypical pneumonia caused ... Read More
A 82-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Chest pain: Yes and it is not rare to occur. Best to see an allergist to determine the cause and to help you prevent complications e.g. Asthma.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: The main cause of mono, the eb virus will confer lifelong immunity. Many have this infection in childhood and will never have this as adults.If the ad ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reuel Aspacio
32 years experience Dermatology
Symptoms: ◾Purulent (made up of pus) discharge from the penis ◾Burning, itchy, or painful sensation while urinating ◾Swollen or tender testicles
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