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what is the cure for whooping cough?

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Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Zithromax: First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed.
Answered on Dec 19, 2019
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
IF IT IS TRULY: Whooping cough, treatment is an Erythromycin preparation for 14-21 days as well as symptom relief with cough medication.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Antibiotics: Typically we treat with azithromycin, but if allergic you can take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Treatment is also different for children under 1 year old.
Answered on Apr 15, 2013
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Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience Occupational Medicine
No real "cure": Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contageous respiratory disease caused by a certain bacteria. In many cases, it can be prevented by an available immunization, but not 100% (effectiveness suggested at 71% to 85%). This immunity is also not lifelong so boosters may be needed. There are several antibiotics that may decrease symptoms and duration of infectiveness.
Answered on Jul 29, 2012
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