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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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About The Whole Child Pediatrics

The Whole Child Pediatrics provides pediatric primary care that helps children thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally. We give our patients and their families one-on-one, personal, and comprehensive evidence-based medical care. We serve the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area and have hospital privileges at St. Elizabeth South, St. Elizabeth West,and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
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