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Pertussis Exposure To Pertussis Within 1 2 Weeks
Could you tell me what happens if you receive two vaccinations that have pertussis within a one year period?
Not sure that is tru: The current vaccine (acellular) is produced by purifying a number of toxins from b. Pertussis and detoxifying them. ...Read more
My baby is 3 months can she get her 4month dtap early since i'm worried about pertussis or have 2 wait 4 more wks?
My son was diagnosed with pertussis about 3 weeks ago he is 9 weeks old. He took antibiotics. He wasnt coughing and now he started coughing again.?
Common: Pertussis produces some long term issues with cough & if you are lucky it is picked up early. However, one old name for the disease is "the 100 days cough" and it can linger or occur long after the germ is gone. Antibiotics seldom change the progression of the cough but can eliminate the germs transfer to others.Consult with your pcp to see if they feel baby needs a re-check. ...Read more
My son had pertussis at 6 weeks. He is now 11. Should I be concerned when he gets bronchial colds? Is he susceptible to bronchitiiss/asthma?
No: Pertussis @ 6 weeks of age doesn't predispose one to increased bronchitis or asthma later on in life. However, since he is 11 years old, he should receive a tdap vaccine that can protect him from getting pertussis again. This is because the immunity from previous vaccination has likely decreased significantly by that age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It can cause pain: Injections can cause local hematomas, or "bruises" to the muscle. This happens especially if a person or child tenses the muscle during an injection. After an injection, it is best to use cool compresses to the area for the first 24 hours - then change to warm compresses (not too hot!). Also, gentle massage to the area helps resolve the swelling. ...Read more
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