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I have had whooping cough for 6 weeks - have had antibiotics for a couple of weeks but still feel horrible and extemely tired. Should i go back to dr?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: If you wish

The whooping cough has the nickname "100 days cough" in adults and deserves it.
The later treatment is initiated the more likely it is to linger, and it does so long after antibiotics have killed off the germ.Chronic cough can be quite disabling.

In brief: If you wish

The whooping cough has the nickname "100 days cough" in adults and deserves it.
The later treatment is initiated the more likely it is to linger, and it does so long after antibiotics have killed off the germ.Chronic cough can be quite disabling.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology

In brief: Yes

As you said, could be a pertussis infection, which is a cough not cover with a short course of antibiotics this has been increasing worldwide & the most in the us in last 50 yrs.

In brief: Yes

As you said, could be a pertussis infection, which is a cough not cover with a short course of antibiotics this has been increasing worldwide & the most in the us in last 50 yrs.
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
Dr. Alvaro Aranda
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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: Whooping cough

The cough of whooping cough can linger for quite some time after the infection is cleared.
If coughing is wearing you out, see fp for re-evaluation & possibly new cough medicine.

In brief: Whooping cough

The cough of whooping cough can linger for quite some time after the infection is cleared.
If coughing is wearing you out, see fp for re-evaluation & possibly new cough medicine.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
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