A 27-year-old member asked:
what is the cure for whooping cough?
4 doctor answers
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz answered
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
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered
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 answered
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
Dr. Loren Lewis answered
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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