Symptoms And Prevention Of Whooping Cough

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Symptoms And Prevention Of Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a highly infectious disease of young children which causes inflammation of the respiratory tract with severe attacks of cough. It is airborne in nature.


Symptoms And Signs

  1. Onset is sudden cold and, in the beginning, simple mild cough with fever.
  2. Severe running of nose and sneezing.
  3. Later severe bouts of coughing and will become more severe at late night ending in deep inspiration during which the characteristic whoop occurs.
  4. Face turns red and eyes bulge with tears and ends with vomiting.
  5. Lungs severely affected.

Treatment And Prevention

  1. Keep the child in a warm and ventilated room.
  2. Keep the infected child in a separate room.
  3. Discharges from the nose and throat should be disposed of immediately and disinfection should be done.
  4. Give light food to the infected.
  5. In early-stage itself, the child needs to be immunized against whooping cough with DPT vaccine at 2nd, 3rd, 4th months, 11/2, and 5 years.
  6. As a treatment, erythromycin may be injected in consultation with a physician to reduce the severity of the infection.

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