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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered:

What's the treatment for whooping cough?

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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is caused by a bacteria so treatment is with an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. There is a vaccine that largely prevents this disease so see your doctor for vaccination as well as diagnosis and treatment.
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What is the treatment for whooping cough in general?

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Whooping cough, or pertussis, is caused by a bacteria so treatment is with an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. There is a vaccine that largely prevents this disease so see your doctor for vaccination as well as diagnosis and treatment.
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Is whooping cough contagious after treatment with antibiotics?

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Most data cites that completion of 5 days of treatment with an appropriate medication will eliminate later spread of this germ.
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What is the best treatment for Whooping COugh? My son, age 20 has it. He had a severe reaction to the baby vaccine and never had the second shot.

Azithromycin

Azithromycin is the indicated treatment for pertussis. Supportive measures such as hydration, rest and cough suppressants are also helpful but not mandatory.
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Dr. Mark Diamond answered:

what is whooping cough?

100 Day Cough

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Whooping cough is an infection caused by the B. Pertussis bacteria. It may cause a severe cough characterized by a loud "whooping" sound, although not always.In infants severe respiratory problems may lead to death. When treated with antibiotics,the cough still lasts about 100 days.Most cases are preventable by immunizing.So the vaccine is best.
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Dr. David Sherer answered:

How do they treat whooping cough?

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best with antimicrobials, supportive therapy, and under the guidance of a good pediatrician or lung doctor.
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Why is whooping cough a bacterium?

B. Pertussis

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Bortadella pertussis causes whooping cough. Currently it is recommended to be immunized against pertussis in the pediatric population and once after age 19 (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule.pdf) Whooping cough is treated with antibiotics and measures to support breathing such as oxygen and breathing treatments.
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What pathogen causes whooping cough?

B.Pertussis

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Classic whooping cough is caused by a bacterium,Bordatella Pertussis.similar symptoms can be caused by otheragents such as a virus parapertussis and adenovirus
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What is the cure for whooping cough?

Zithromax

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First.see your primary care provider to be sure of the proper Diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed.
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How do you breathe with whooping cough?

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With Whooping cough, when the patient is not coughing the breathing is perfectly normal. The cough is spasmodic and continues until there is very little air left in the lungs and when the patient then breathes in the whooping noise is made.
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