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Whooping cough drugs

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
100 Day Cough: Whooping cough is an infection caused by the b. Pertussis bacteria. It may cause a severe cough characterized by a loud "whooping" sound, although no... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
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

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Contact with patient: when a patient with whooping cough coughs there are droplets dispersed which cause disease in contacts
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherer
Anesthesiology 37 years experience
Peds: Best with antimicrobials, supportive therapy, and under the guidance of a good pediatrician or lung doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 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 36 years experience
Wrong antibiotic: The treatment for pertussis (whooping cough) is azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), but ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Confusing question: You prevent it with the vaccine, you treat it after proper confirmation with antibiotics. In an adult, when the cough starts, antibiotics will not eff... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Pertussis symptoms: Prolonged cough (sometimes resulting in vomiting), fast breathing, retractions, congestion, low grade fevers, and the breathing pattern for which it g... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
Allergy and Immunology 49 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Exposure/no antibody: Many mothers delivering today had their last whooping cough vaccine as a kid and will not have any remaining antibody to pass to their newborn. Recent... Read More

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