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Croup Vs Pertussis
Cough types: In general, the cough of croup is usually worse at night, and resembles the bark of a seal or dog. Pertussis coughs are generally repetitive initially (frequently causing gagging and vomiting), and later by a characteristic 'whoop' at the end of a coughing episode. Croup is scary but not dangerous as pertussis is in small children. ...Read more
Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more
WhoopingCough/Croup: Pertussis(WhoopingCough) causes cough comes in coughing fits followed by vomiting and there may be long pause in breathing&whoop may cause cyanosis and turn the lips blue.it is serious condition in children and is caused by a Bacteria Bordetela pertussis&treated with antibiotics and is preventable with vaccine Croup is a mild self limiting Viral illness causes croupy barking cough and no Vaccine ...Read more
Breathing sounds: With severe croup, you may hear stridor, which is an inspiratory sucking or squeaking sound. This is a sign of severe tracheal narrowing and warrants immediate medical attention. With pertussis, there are many coughs in a row (>5) which makes it hard to breath in between. Sometimes there's a whooping sound after the cough attack. For both conditions, the child should be evaluated. ...Read more
My son has "whooping" noise when coughing. Up to date on DTap. I feel sick too. I Had pertussis shot 4 years ago. Should I be concerned for me?
Coughs : Time to see your doctor!! Whooping cough is possible even with immunizations. Figuring out what the whoop is caused by will require some one to listen to the lungs. Whooping cough has the whoop during inspiration. Croup can also whoop on inspiration and also on expiration. The whoop suggests significant narrowing of the airway and needs to be evaluated soon and treated appropriately. ...Read more
What would the pertussis symptoms be in a vaccinated 7 month old be? My son is teething and has a slight cold, no fever but had been exposed to famili
Cough: Pertussis is "whooping cough". A disease caused by infection w bordetella pertussis and the symptom that stands out is the intense paroxysm of cough followed by a inspiratory whoop. If your son was vaccinated he may have a milder case that will sound more like croup. It is probably a good idea to see ur peds doc. If your son is not vaccinated call your peds asap and get him examined + tested. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Took care of my partner; with what we think had pertussis how can I be sure I didn't get it... We live in a small house and share a room?
See your doctor...: If you are having no symptoms, the most important thing you can do is get re-vaccinated, especially if there is a pertussis outbreak in your area. If you're having a frequent dry cough, lost of fatigue, especially if the cough is persistent and hacking, you may well have pertussis. There are tests that can be done for this, and antibiotics which can treat the infection if present. See your doc! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Whooping Cough: The medical term for whooping cough. An infection that is defined by a unique cough that may sound like a "whoop". It starts as a simple cold like illness progressing over 2-3 weeks to a serious painful cough, with emesis and trouble catching breath.Lasts 100days or so despite any therapy.Can be deadly in infants and toddlers.Preventable by immunizations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer