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Can a 3 yr old get whoopin cough? If so what arw the sympthoms?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
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In brief: Yes
Definitely, especially if the child is not vaccinated against whooping cough (also called pertussis).
The symptoms can be a runny nose, fever, diarrhea and a very distinctive cough (hence the name "whooping cough.") the "whooping" sound is heard on inhalation. If in doubt, see your pediatrician/family physician, since pertussis is a very contagious disease and needs to be treated right away.

In brief: Yes
Definitely, especially if the child is not vaccinated against whooping cough (also called pertussis).
The symptoms can be a runny nose, fever, diarrhea and a very distinctive cough (hence the name "whooping cough.") the "whooping" sound is heard on inhalation. If in doubt, see your pediatrician/family physician, since pertussis is a very contagious disease and needs to be treated right away.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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In brief: Yes
Fever and a cough that is constant are symptoms another symptom is the classic whoop.
Any one can get whooping cough, ie pertussis. An unimmunized person is extremely susceptible to it. An immunized 3 year old is not very likely to get the infection.

In brief: Yes
Fever and a cough that is constant are symptoms another symptom is the classic whoop.
Any one can get whooping cough, ie pertussis. An unimmunized person is extremely susceptible to it. An immunized 3 year old is not very likely to get the infection.
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