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how do you calm the severity of the cough from whooping cough.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Doctor can check: A cough that persists can be checked by a primary care doctor, even if the patient was already diagnosed with whooping cough. If there is wheezing or lung "tightness", then asthma meds can help. If there is increased phlegm or fevers, the doctor may continue or add antibiotics. If all seems resolving, the residual cough may be treated with the usual otc and prescription cough suppressants.
Answered on Oct 4, 2015
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Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Cough: Treat it like any other cough with expectorants, decongestants, mucolytics and sometimes steroids. Most of these can be found over the counter.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016
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