Whooping Cough

Whooping Cough Treatments are Effective When Diagnosed Quickly

Pertussis is a childhood disease mostly eradicated in children who’ve received their full vaccinations, but there is whooping cough treatment available for children too young to have completed said vaccinations. The whooping cough vaccine has eliminated virtually all cases of pertussis, but the vaccine isn’t completely given to kids until they average 6-years-old. There are five doses, and missing one or not completing the full set makes it possible for children to develop pertussis, which is a respiratory issue. It’s not considered a deadly illness, but death is most common in infants who develop pertussis. This is why it’s imperative parents seek treatment immediately for children with a severe cough accompanied by a whooping sound. Treatment is available.

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