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Article published on Dec 15, 2009

It Is Not Easy To Diagnose Whooping Cough

Our five-year-old son has a really bad cough for the past two weeks. He started out with a cold and some cough. He has asthma, and I thought it was one of those episodes which we are very familiar with. We gave him his puffers, but he didnʼt get any better. Instead, he is a... Read More

Article published on Jun 24, 2003

Children Can Get Whooping Cough From Adults

Our teenage son was sick with a bad cough for almost two months. His cough was so severe that he would lose his breath, his whole face turned beef-red, and he would vomit mucus from time to time. As a result, he missed several weeks of school. We took him to our doctor and to... Read More

Article published on Jan 2, 2001

It Is Important To Test And Treat Whooping Cough Early

My brother and his family live next door. Their two children have asthma and they cough almost daily. Lately their cough is just wicked. Yesterday their doctor suspected they have whooping cough, and sent them for tests. These children play with our boys every day after school. Our two boys have just started coughing, although... Read More

Article published on Feb 26, 1997

Whooping Cough Is Very Serious Especially For Young Children

My neighbour’s children have been coughing for the past two weeks. Yesterday their mother told me that they may have whooping cough. These children come over to our house everyday and play with our children. I am terrified that our children (two- and four-years-old) will get sick. Is there anything that I can do to... Read More