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Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough, is that a symptom of whooping cough?

Child makes whooping sound when inhaling but does not have the cough, is that a symptom of whooping cough?

Whooping cough: Yes absolutely. But it can also be croup. Go straight to the pediatrician's office asap. If they are having difficulty breathing, go straight to the er now. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

Whooping cough as a post-viral phenomrnon. Breath shortness, lack of sleep?

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 more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, worse at night). The following also describe me: Chest conge

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, exposure to secondhand smoke, worse at night). The following also describe me: Chest conge

Get checked: Non-productive cough that is wheezy and worsened at night or by respiratory irritants is likely asthma, but there are other possibilities (chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, etc) that are also worth checking out. See a lung specialist or your primary care doctor if you can't see a specialist without a referral. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, psych

I am experiencing cough (quality: barky, hoarse, or hacking sounds, no phlegm or mucus, whooping sound when breathing in, with phelgm or mucus, chronic cough) (worsened by: lying flat, worse at night), wheezing (worsened by: breathing in cold air, psych

Cough, wheeze: A dry hacking cough accompanied by inspiratory wheezing is consistent with a type of asthma. If it's associated with a recent respiratory tract infection, it may be a temporary asthmatic bronchitis rather then chronic bronchial asthma. I recommend that you be examined by a physician or pulmonologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime remove all dust collecting objects in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Is it weird to make a whooping sound?

Is it weird to make a whooping sound?

"Weird"?: It might be surprising, if you're not expecting a "whoop" to come out of you when it does -- and could possibly feel weird. The question is whether these are voluntary "whoops", which can express joy or excitement, or involuntary ones. If it's the latter, it may be a type of tic disorder. And if this troubles you, you could consult with your primary care doctor, or a psychiatrist. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is whooping cough?

What is whooping cough?

100 Day Cough: Whooping cough is an infection caused by the b. Pertussis bacteria. It may cause a severe cough characterized by a loud "whooping" sound, although not always. In infants severe respiratory problems may lead to death. When treated with antibiotics, the cough still lasts about 100 days. Most cases are preventable by immunizing. So the vaccine is best. ...Read more

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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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How does whooping cough spread?

Contact with patient: When a patient with whooping cough coughs there are droplets dispersed which cause disease in contacts ...Read more

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How do they treat whooping cough?

How do they treat whooping cough?

Peds: Best with antimicrobials, supportive therapy, and under the guidance of a good pediatrician or lung doctor. ...Read more

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How can people catch the whooping cough?

Droplet: Exposure to the nasal secretions or cough of an infected person can pass it to you. It is passed with droplet (inhaled particles) or direct inoculation (contaminated fingers to nose or mouth. You incubate it for quite a while before ever having recognized cough. Your source may never have symptoms before they pass it to you. ...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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Will clyndamdicyn work for whooping cough?

Will clyndamdicyn work for whooping cough?

Wrong antibiotic: The treatment for pertussis (whooping cough) is azithromycin, clarithromycin, erythromycin, or sometimes trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole (bactrim), but not clindamycin. ...Read more

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What causes the whooping in whooping cough?

What causes the whooping in whooping cough?

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 more

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What can I use to cover the whooping cough?

What can I use to cover the whooping cough?

Confusing question: You prevent it with the vaccine, you treat it after proper confirmation with antibiotics. In an adult, when the cough starts, antibiotics will not effect the duration of the cough symptoms which may last 3 months. ...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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What are some of the whooping cough symptoms?

What are some of the whooping cough symptoms?

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

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How long should whooping cough symptoms last?

How long should whooping cough symptoms last?

100 days: Whooping cough is also known as the "100 day cough". The symptoms may not last that long and towards the end the frequency and severity of the cough should lesson. Once symptoms stop an routine viral illness may trigger a return of the cough but it is usually short lived and will return to normal within a week or two. ...Read more

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How possible is a baby to get whooping cough?

How possible is a baby to get whooping cough?

Exposure/no antibody: Many mothers delivering today had their last whooping cough vaccine as a kid and will not have any remaining antibody to pass to their newborn. Recently, OBs have started giving the TdaP to pregnant women to help avoid this. The vaccine is not effective if given before 6 wks, so the newest babies are vulnerable if exposed. This germ can pass from infected people before they realize they are ill. ...Read more

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How long does the whooping cough usually last?

How long does the whooping cough usually last?

Weeks: Some cases can have a cough up to 6 to 8 weeks from the time of infection. ...Read more

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What's the best thing to take for whooping cough?

What's the best thing to take for whooping cough?

Nothing: Unfortunately, the cough of whooping cough is very unresponsive to all forms of treatment. Cough suppressants, bronchodilators, codeine, steroids etc. Rarely help. I have found occasional patients who do respond to Azithromycin taken on a daily basis. It may help because of its anti-inflammatory effects as opposed to its being an antibiotic. ...Read more