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Copd Whooping Cough Will Pain
COPD and pertussis: Pain from pertussis is usually associated with pains from coughing. Usually muscle pains and rib pains. One could develop a life threatening condition if the lung collapses, but usually this will be associated with increase shortness of breath. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more
I am 63 years old and just been diagnosed with COPD due to acid reflux. My husband has been exposed to whooping cough. What should I do now?
See below: There have been some reports of waning immunity for whooping cough especially in older people even if they have been immunized. If your husband has been exposed but you haven't, this is a long stretch. But if you are not feeling well, have bouts of coughing, and maybe throw up with coughing, please get yourself checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a dry hacking cough with pain between my shoulder blades for a week. Could it be whooping cough?
I had a tetanus shot almost four weeks ago. It had the whooping cough booster I still have arm pain intense it I lay on it?
Tetanus shot: Although the tetanus vaccine does cause more muscle irritation and discomfort than other vaccines, it is unusual for you you to still have pain in your arm. In most cases, the soreness resolves in 5-7 days at the latest. You definitely should see your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, symptoms of whooping cough develop after a typical incubation period of 7 to 10 days (range: 5 to 21 days). Initially symptoms are similar to a common cold, but then progress to significant paroxysms of cough which are notable for an inspiratory "whoop". Symptoms slowly resolve over weeks. The classic illness generally lasts 6-10 weeks. Routine childhood immunization is the best protection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pertussis symptoms: Prolonged cough (sometimes resulting in vomiting), fast breathing, retractions, congestion, low grade fevers, and the breathing pattern for which it gets its name whooping cough -> the child caoughs so hard and so much, they are unable to get a breath and then inhale a loud "whoop" sounding breath. ...Read more
Severity of cough: The coughs that come with a cold and whooping cough (pertussis) are quite different and depend on the age of the person infected (younger - generally more severe). Whooping cough is a cough that comes in spasms (like 10 coughs in 20 seconds) followed by a "clear period" (2 - 5 minutes with no cough). A cold has coughs that are fewer and regular (with no "clear time"). Both can happen day or night. ...Read more
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