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My one month old baby has a whooping sound without cough for 2 weeks duration, i notice that after this sound as if something irritating her throat. ?

My one month old baby has a whooping sound without cough for 2 weeks duration, i notice that after this sound as if something irritating her throat. ?

Likely a weak airway: Some infants can develop a rather worrisome breathing pattern that make a lot of noise from their rubbery airways. Some have an airway that is more rubbery than normal & make a crowing sound as they inhale & or exhale. I would have this checked out by your doc early next week. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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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My son started coughing real bad and he coughs till he throws up. Nights are worse, he'll cough non stop. Does this sound like whooping cough?

My son started coughing real bad and he coughs till he throws up. Nights are worse, he'll cough non stop. Does this sound like whooping cough?

Could be: Anyone having a coughing fit can cough until they throw up - the medical term is vomiting after coughing - post tussive vomiting. If your child is not fully vaccinated, please check in with your doctor right away. Whooping cough coughs long and hard - and you may not hear the characteristic "whoop.". It is very contagious. ...Read more

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My son is 13 months, he has had his flu and dtap vaccine...Is it still possible for him to have what sounds like whooping cough or is it croup?

My son is 13 months, he has had his flu and dtap vaccine...Is it still possible for him to have what sounds like whooping cough or is it croup?

Both possible: The vaccine provides good but not total protection from pertussis.If you are in an area where it has been found in the day care centers it is worth testing.The vaccine protects your kid from a severe case.The wc produces a continuous cough like a machine gun followed by a deep whoop (late in the illness).Croup seldom has more than 1-3 coughs before sounding like a seal bark. See your doc for eval. ...Read more

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What does a whooping cough actually sound like?

What does a whooping cough actually sound like?

"Paroxysmal":: Very rapid cough-cough-cough-cough-cough [many many times without taking a breath] - then, running out of air, a huge gasping intake of breath that sounds like a "whoop" (hence the name). Then, almost instantly, starting over. ...Read more

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I had whooping cough as a child. I have been coughing (barking sound) for the past 3 days, producing green secretions. Do I need to see Dr?

I had whooping cough as a child. I have been coughing (barking sound) for the past 3 days, producing green secretions. Do I need to see Dr?

Probably infection: Your whooping cough and current cough have no real relationship Recently there have been many several cases of viral respiratory bronchitis that developed into a secondary bacterial infection causing one to produce greenish yellow secretions. Often adults may not have a fever but the cough does have a barking quality .if you have secreations inform your doctor . You may need to be treated wi t ...Read more

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My one week old daughter just coughed should I be concerned? It didn't have a whooping sound nor did it sound like a smokers cough. No high temperature

My one week old daughter just coughed should I be concerned? It didn't have a whooping sound nor did it sound like a smokers cough. No high temperature

Babies cough: And sneeze, and make all kinds of noises. I understand, especially with new parents, that anything out of the ordinary can be scary, but a cough can occur with a temporary aspiration of saliva. If it is persistent, if the baby has a temperature, if there are breathing problems, then see your pediatrician. If not, enjoy your baby more and worry less! ...Read more

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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

Whooping Sound (Definition)

Coughing followed by a "whooping" sound is a symptom meaning a person is coughing so frequently that he does not have enough time in between coughs to take a normal breath. When he finally has the chance to breathe, he breathes in air so fast that he makes a whooping sound. Pertussis (whooping cough) can cause ...Read more


Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
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Whooping Cough (Definition)

A contagious bacterial disease that often causes violent, uncontrollable coughing. Difficulty ...Read more