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A 28-year-old member asked:

Is there a remedy for a cough due to pertussis?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Aaron Milstone
Pulmonology 28 years experience
Time: Most patients with pertussis will resolved their cough over a 6-12 week time period. Some of the medications that may help cough from pertussis include steroids and inhalers such as ipratropium. In pulmonary we call this the 100 day cough because it can be so persistent.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Prevent Spread: Dr milstone's answer is excellent. In addition, there are antibiotics that do not cure the symptoms, but help minimize the spread.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Could there be a cough remedy for a cough due to pertussis?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 51 years experience
No: There is no effective one.
Pediatrics 24 years experience
If the suspicion is pertussis then antibiotics are necessary and cough remedies will not help.
Apr 11, 2013

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