What is Whooping Cough?
- Early: mild cough, sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose and other cold-like symptoms
- After 1-2 weeks, the cold symptoms get better but the cough gets worse and can be associated with choking, gagging or trouble breathing. Sometime s children turn red in the face with coughing. Babies can stop breathing
- After 2-6 weeks, the cough starts to get better, but it can take weeks to months to go away completely.
- It spreads easily from person to person through droplets
- The cough is one that is short and wet and typically keeps the child up at night. The whoop is not characteristically present
How to Keep Whooping Cough Away
- Wash your hands
- Keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes
- Don’t share drinks or food with your friends
- Immunization is key
If you work to keep the germs away you can usually beat the whooping cough germs.
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