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How Long Does It Take For A Baby To Show Signs Of Pertussis
1-3 weeks: Actually 5-21 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
As infant, my son had reaction to dpt, so was given only dt. Now 28, he is told he can't have tetanus shot bcause it will contain pertussis. True?
Possibly.: This depends on what his reaction to the DPT was.If it was a mild reaction,further DPT's may not have been given. Recommendations have changed,though,so if it was a mild reaction,a Tdap may be safe for him now.Also, the pertussis portion of the Tdap is different from the pertussis portion of the DPT given to him as an infant.He may want to consider getting an infectious disease specialist consult. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: The shot helps build immunity but has its limitations. If faced with a heavy exposure anyone can get pertussis at any age.Their intensity of symptoms would vary.The kids risk of dying with it is eliminated with a single dose, but the best protection requires the complete series and boosters as scheduled. Even immunized folks can become carriers in an epidemic.Get them all and you have done enough. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long does it take for a pertussis test swab to come back? Is a sore throat common with a 5 year old?
Preliminary 24-48hrs: Preliminary result will be available but final result will take Final may take 5to7 days ...Read more
5 days: Once a baby has been diagnosed with pertussis, the normal treatment is Azithromycin (zithromax). One is considered contagious until one completes the 5-day course. After that your baby will not be contagious, even if he/she is still coughing. The cough can go on for awhile. Hopefully this was not because of missing vaccinations, which are quite effective at preventing pertussis in children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm about to give birth in the next few weeks. I have heard a lot about pertussis risks & cases that are close to our home town. My family is vaccinated, but what other precautions should I take to protect our new baby?
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