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Can People Catch Kennel Cough
My dog has kennel cough is it contagious for me or my 2 children? My son is 11 & my daughter is 8........
No: No, ordinarily the bacteria that classically cause kennel cough do not affect humans. However, there have been case reports of that bacteria affecting humans who are immuno-compromised. As long as everyone in the household his relatively healthy, i'm afraid only your dog is going to be affected. However, your dog can pass it to other dogs! i hope your pup starts feeling better soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son 7 months and half, catch cough from me, his tempreature is 39 degree, what shall I gave him?
Call your doctor: If he is having problems breathing, take him to the nearest emergency room. If his breathing is ok, you should call your doctor right away to report the illness and get appropriate advice for his care. In the meantime, you can give Acetaminophen based on his weight and encourage breast milk, formula or water until your doctor calls you back with his advice. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How likely am I to catch whopping cough as an adult if I have had already had a booster shot for it?
Short of breath: Please see a doctor/ urgent care today you may need an inhaler and or steroids. You may have a cough that is an asthma equivalent and need treatment for asthma or it just may be post infection you need treatment airway hypersensitivity post infection which presents like asthma but will resolve. of you may have reflux causing an asthma like state f/U today you need treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a cough all year round and mucus when I get a cold u cough so much I have difficulty catching my breath?
Everytime my son catches cold and cough, his cough heals very late.Please suggest an effective cough syrup or medicine?
The safest thing to : Do is see his pediatrician, as your son may have reactive airway disease or mild asthma. Upper respiratory infections can trigger bronchial spasms in people with these conditions, requiring medications called bronchodilators. It's always wise not to suppress coughs in children, except maybe at night for more restful sleep, but only if his doctor okays a medication with dextromethorphan. ...Read more
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