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What is the cure for whooping cough?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Zithromax
First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis.
Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed.

In brief: Zithromax
First.See your primary care provider to be sure of the proper diagnosis.
Then be sure to take prescription exactly as prescribed.
Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
Dr. J. Patrick Tokarz
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Dr. Loren Lewis
Occupational Medicine
In brief: No real "cure"
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contageous respiratory disease caused by a certain bacteria.
In many cases, it can be prevented by an available immunization, but not 100% (effectiveness suggested at 71% to 85%). This immunity is also not lifelong so boosters may be needed. There are several antibiotics that may decrease symptoms and duration of infectiveness.

In brief: No real "cure"
Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contageous respiratory disease caused by a certain bacteria.
In many cases, it can be prevented by an available immunization, but not 100% (effectiveness suggested at 71% to 85%). This immunity is also not lifelong so boosters may be needed. There are several antibiotics that may decrease symptoms and duration of infectiveness.
Dr. Loren Lewis
Dr. Loren Lewis
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Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Family Medicine
In brief: Antibiotics
Typically we treat with azithromycin, but if allergic you can take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Treatment is also different for children under 1 year old.

In brief: Antibiotics
Typically we treat with azithromycin, but if allergic you can take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim).
Treatment is also different for children under 1 year old.
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
In brief: IF IT IS TRULY
Whooping cough, treatment is an Erythromycin preparation for 14-21 days as well as symptom relief with cough medication.

In brief: IF IT IS TRULY
Whooping cough, treatment is an Erythromycin preparation for 14-21 days as well as symptom relief with cough medication.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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