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Whooping Noise When Inhaling
Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough, is that a symptom of whooping cough?
For about 2 weeks I have hada "choking cough" where I can't breath AT ALL. Sometimes productive with clear thick sputum. could this be whooping cough?
Needs checking: Whooping cough can be contracted by young adults like your age due to waning immunity by this time from primary immunization many years ago. Signs of whooping cough are similar and due to its contagious nature, especially to vulnerable populations of the young and the elderly, you should see your doctor sooner to get it checked and be treated. ...Read more
Possible: Two simple tests, the direct fluorescent antibody (DFA) test on the nasal secretions, and CBC with differential, as well as the 3 classic symptoms - 1) 'whoop' noise with inspiration after cough, 2) paroxysms of coughing, or many back to back cough episodes without a break, and post-coughing vomiting, all help to make the diagnosis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My son has "whooping" noise when coughing. 4 years old, had 4 DTap shots so far - up to date. Should I be worried? No other health conditions.
Visit pediatrician: While your son has had his immunizations, it sounds like he has a significant cough. It may be just part of a viral syndrome and not anything to worry about, but it could be a number of other things like bronchitis or pertussis (in spite of being fully vaccinated - look up "herd immunity" if you are interested in more). In any case getting him examined by his physician is prudent. ...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
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
Can't catch breath: When a child has whooping cough he starts to cough and can't stop. As he continues to cough he loses his breath and when he finally stops coughing he takes a deep breath very fast. Since his throat is very small, the large amount of air moving very fast through the small airway creates a "whoop". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The 'whoop': Whooping cough is diagnosed formally by testing for the bacterium that causes it. Most of us know it, however, from the funky cough it causes. After a bunch of coughing, there's a sharp inhalation of breath that sounds like 'whoooop'. The sound comes from air moving quickly through a swollen, narrowed airway. If you think you or someone you know has it, get to a doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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