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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
Droplet: Exposure to the nasal secretions or cough of an infected person can pass it to you.It is passed with droplet (inhaled particles) or direct inoculation (contaminated fingers to nose or mouth. You incubate it for quite a while before ever having recognized cough.Your source may never have symptoms before they pass it to you. ...Read more
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?
What if im having a problem with my breathing. I use inhaler and yes i smoke. I am concerned at some points i can not catch my breath when i cough.?
Stop smoking: I am sure I am not the first one to tell you that. You can check spirometry with your doctor and see if you need more inhalers, or a chest x-ray to make sure you don't have cancer or any other reason for your cough but bottom line is - smokers cough. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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