Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

The whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease.
Signs And Symptoms

It is caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis. These bacteria cling onto and release toxins into cells which then swells airways. People get it from being close to someone who has it.

Signs & Symtoms

Runny nose, low-grade fever, Apnea, coughing that makes a "whoop" sound", Paroxysms, vomiting, exhaustion. Red or blue face. Red watery eyes.

Treatment

Take antibiotics regularly, stay away from anything that can make you cough, use a mist vaporizer, wash your hands well, small meals more often and drink a lot of water. Suctioning mucus out, intravenous fluids.

Prevention

Stay hygenic by washing your hands often and dont do anything that has a high chance of exposing you to germs. Get a vacination from your doctor. Stay away from anyone with the whooping cough because it is highly contagous.

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