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What is a whooping cough?

What is a whooping cough?

Infection of lungs: Whooping cough is named for the horrible repeated sequence of short coughs followed by a dramatic whoop or vibratory noise from the airways as baby takes a deep breath. It is caused by a vaccine preventable bacterial infection of the lungs that produces lots of sticky mucous baby coughs out to get air. Adults, even if immunized as kids, can get it, be asymtomatic & give it to babies who may die. ...Read more

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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of whooping cough?

What are the symptoms of whooping cough?

Depends on age: Whooping cough is caused by pertussis and symptoms follow 3 stages: catarrhal-runny nose, sneezing, low fever; paroxysmal-dry irritative hacking, eye-bulging, strangling, uninterupted "machine gun" cough every hour. Convalescent-symptoms diminish but can persist for 100 days. A "whoop" sound on breathing in can occur in children, but most teens and adults just cough without the whoop. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of the whooping cough?

What are the symptoms of the whooping cough?

Whooping cough: This special respiratory infection is very dangerous to our young children. Knowing about it is very wise.

One with whooping cough probably has a high fever, is under some distress and the cough is a very high pitched unique sounding cough. I would bet you could go to google or you tube and find some audio examples to know the special cough this diagnosis is named for. ...Read more

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How do you calm the severity of the cough from whooping cough.?

How do you calm the severity of the cough from whooping cough.?

Cough: Treat it like any other cough with expectorants, decongestants, mucolytics and sometimes steroids. Most of these can be found over the counter. ...Read more

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Why is whooping cough a bacterium?

Why is whooping cough a bacterium?

B. Pertussis: Bortadella pertussis causes whooping cough. Currently it is recommended to be immunized against pertussis in the pediatric population and once after age 19 (http://www. Cdc. Gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/adult-schedule. Pdf) whooping cough is treated with antibiotics and measures to support breathing such as oxygen and breathing treatments. ...Read more

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What is the cure for whooping cough?

What is the cure for whooping cough?

Zithromax: First. See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis. Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed. ...Read more

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What pathogen causes whooping cough?

What pathogen causes whooping cough?

B.Pertussis: Classic whooping cough is caused by a bacterium, bordatella pertussis. Similar symptoms can be caused by otheragents such as a virus parapertussis and adenovirus. ...Read more

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Can whooping cough affect my IVF cycle?

Can whooping cough affect my IVF cycle?

Possible, not likely: Any infection can affect your IVF cycke potentially; If you have whooping cough, would avoid IVF whether it does or doesnt! Bad time to try to conceive a child, your baby/fetus most at risk fir birth defects in the first trimester ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

How can I get rid of the whooping cough?

Whooping cough: If you're actively infected, see your fp for antibiotic treatment. It is now recommended that adults get a pertussis (whooping cough) booster to prevent spreading the disease to children who may not yet be immunized or haven't completed their series of immunizations for this disease. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for whooping cough?

What's the treatment for whooping cough?

Treatment...: Whooping cough, or pertussis, is caused by a bacteria so treatment is with an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. There is a vaccine that largely prevents this disease so see your doctor for vaccination as well as diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for whooping cough in general?

What is the treatment for whooping cough in general?

Treatment...: Whooping cough, or pertussis, is caused by a bacteria so treatment is with an antibiotic prescribed by your doctor. There is a vaccine that largely prevents this disease so see your doctor for vaccination as well as diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous. This provides ample nutrition for whooping cough & a multitude of other germs. ...Read more

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In whooping cough should I take antibiotic or antibacterial?

In whooping cough should I take antibiotic or antibacterial?

Verified: True whooping cough (pertussis) is treated with antibiotics. This can reduce spread to others, but will seldom change the course of the cough in adults. This condition has the nick name "100 days cough" ...Read more

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What are effective home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?

What are effective home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?

None: Whooping cough will run it's course. Saline nose drops, humidification may help. Honey if over 1 year of age, but no proven cure exists as a home remedy. ...Read more

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Is subconjuctival bleeding a complication of whooping cough?

Is subconjuctival bleeding a complication of whooping cough?

Could be: Forceful coughing or vomiting can increase the pressure in the blood vessels of the neck and head structures. Fragile capillaries in the eyes frequently rupture, creating small hemorrhages. Petechiae are microhemorrhages under the skin, often seen in the face. They typically heal up on on their own without intervention and pose no long term consequences. ...Read more

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What will happen if I got my whooping cough shot while pregnant?

What will happen if I got my whooping cough shot while pregnant?

Baby protection: It will boost moms antibody protection against the whooping cough, which is probably low unless she had a shot within a couple of years. Mom's antibodies are then passed to baby and provide baby with good protection for several months. This helps sure mom doesn't get the illness and pass it to her baby and helps protect baby during the period before they can get and develop protection from shots. ...Read more

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Can a toddler get whooping cough even if they've been immunized?

Can a toddler get whooping cough even if they've been immunized?

Pertussis vaccine.: Although the likelihood of contracting whooping cough in someone who has been vaccinated is not very likely no vaccine is 100% effective. If you think your child may have whooping cough then see a Dr. Right away. ...Read more

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Can a toddler still get whooping cough if they've been immunized?

Can a toddler still get whooping cough if they've been immunized?

Unlikely but possibl: There is no vaccine that is 100% guarantee you will never get the disease effective. Also, if your body has certain types of immune deficiencies, some vaccines might "not take" for you and you won't build up an immunity for that disease. So while the technical answer to your question is yes, it is very rare to get disease after immunization. However, protection may wear off and you need boosters! ...Read more

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Is it possible for a toddler to get whooping cough if he's been immunized?

Is it possible for a toddler to get whooping cough if he's been immunized?

It's rare-: But not impossible. The vaccine is 96-99 % effective, but that still means 1 or 2 in 100 may not build up good antibody levels. If there is concern he has pertussis, cultures can be done. If the concern is did he build up immunity, then a blood test can be done to see if he is indeed immune. That test is not cheap, but if significant concern, then is warranted. ...Read more

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I have COPD but I have also had whooping cough will this hurt it even more?

I have COPD but I have also had whooping cough will this hurt it even more?

Copd: Whooping cough should have cleared up without any sequalae. Hence childhood whooping cough should not have any impact on the present copd. ...Read more

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If you have already had whooping cough, will getting vaccinated do anything?

If you have already had whooping cough, will getting vaccinated do anything?

Boosts immunity: Unfortunately, whooping cough (pertussis) is a bacterial disease like strep throat.If you had it, you will likely have some immunity to it, but that will decline over the years. After 5-10 years you can be susceptible to re-infection & develop the persistent "100 days cough" that goes with it as well as being a carrier & spreading it throughout the community. Shots help you avoid recurrent disease. ...Read more

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How long is pertussis (whooping cough) considered contagious after symptoms begin?

How long is pertussis (whooping cough) considered contagious after symptoms begin?

Treated or not?: If pertussis is treated and you have started antibiotics you are contagious for about 5 to 7 days. If you are not treated the period extends from 3 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

How likely is it for a vaccinated with a booster shot adult to get whooping cough?

Odd wording: The material in the TdaP is not alive and cannot give anybody whooping cough. An adult who has not received a whooping cough booster within the past 10 years has the potential to get it if exposed (immunity has weakened).Adults can get a terrible chronic cough (3+months) but are not terribly sick from it. The main worry comes if they pass it to a small infant who can die from it. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to have a whooping cough or diphtheria? Can you have had it before?

Is it dangerous to have a whooping cough or diphtheria? Can you have had it before?

Dangerous? Definitely: Diphtheria and whooping cough are still dreadful when young chldren are infected. Reinfection is possible since no permanent immunity is conferred by natural disease. ...Read more

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How serious is whooping cough? What is the best cough medicine for this awful cough?

How serious is whooping cough? What is the best cough medicine for this awful cough?

Pertussis: This can be a severe illness in adults. The cough may be difficult to control, but something with dextromethorphan in it otc should be tried before going back to the doctor for a codeine-containing medication by prescription. This may continue for 8-10 weeks. ...Read more

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How does whooping cough - bordetella pertussis - enter your body and what does it do?

Persistent cough: It is an airborne disease that you acquire from someone else and it is highly contageous. It can result with a persistent cough that may last weeks, even after treatment with antibiotics. The cough is incapacitating. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to know whether your child has pertussis (whooping cough) or bad cough?

Can you tell me how to know whether your child has pertussis (whooping cough) or bad cough?

You get tested: Unfortunately, the vaccine avoiders have increased the frequency of pertussis in the us to dangerous levels. With wide vaccine use, this disease affected as few as 2500 nationwide with rare deaths in the early 90's but is now up to 30, 000 nationwide, with more than 30 deaths/yr, most in infants. A test of the secretions in your kids nose can be assessed for evidence of the pertussis. ...Read more

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I babysat for a child who has just been diagnosed with whooping cough. Do need antibiotics?

I babysat for a child who has just been diagnosed with whooping cough. Do need antibiotics?

Depends: How old are you? Were you immunized against pertussis (whooping cough)? How are you feeling? If the answers are: adult, yes, fine...You should be okay but it's also fine to get to your primary care doc for a check-in.
The vaccine for pertussis is given as a child and, now, gets repeated as an adult since we have to care for the little ones. ...Read more

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