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

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Dr. Ronda Alexander
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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