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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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 in 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
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Wrong antibiotic: The treatment for pertussis (whooping cough) is azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), but ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Whooping cough: This special respiratory infection is very dangerous to our young children. Knowing about it is very wise. One with whooping cough probably has a h ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience in Pediatrics
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
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