COPD and pertussis. Pain from pertussis is usually associated with pains from coughing. Usually muscle pains and rib pains. One could develop a life threatening condition if the lung collapses, but usually this will be associated with increase shortness of breath.
Depends. B.Pertussis produces a bronchitis like process in adults similar to many viral or other bacterial agents. It has been called the "100 days cough" by some. It may tend to cause more soupy mucous than other bugs but for adults even with COPD it should be manageable. The agent is deadly in small babies who dround in the mucous & cough their way to brain damage.
I am 63 years old and just been diagnosed with COPD due to acid reflux. My husband has been exposed to whooping cough. What should I do now?
See below. There have been some reports of waning immunity for whooping cough especially in older people even if they have been immunized. If your husband has been exposed but you haven't, this is a long stretch. But if you are not feeling well, have bouts of coughing, and maybe throw up with coughing, please get yourself checked. Read more...