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Child with whooping cough. What is the treatment?

hi my name carly and my daughter is aleigha i took her to the doctors today and the hosptial because they reckon she has whopping cough they gave her medcation they said to give it to her for 7 days what hapens if it dosent go away and she has a really bad cough at night and i cant sleep because of it what should i do wait untill the medcation works or what
Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

What is the age of your child.

If age is less than 3 months should be observed carefully as they are more prone for complications of whooping cough.

You continue the medication as advised by your doctor for 7 days.

The response to antibiotic is slow and usually it is given to prevent the spread of infection and secondarily for possible clinical benefit for the child.

Observe for the severity of cough episodes, weight, nutrition, and any danger signs like severe episodes of cough, bluish discoloration of hands and feet, decreased activity and consult immediately for medical attention.

Regular follow up at short intervals is required to assess the severity of cough episodes.

Hope I have answered your query.

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Pediatrician Dr. Y V Siva Sankara Murty's  Response

Thanks for writing to health care magic.

Did you get proper vaccination for your baby.
You could have prevented it if proper vaccination was done.

Now give the antibiotics as advised by your doctor.
If you see any new problem please consult your doctor for further help.

Continue to ask further queries as required.
Hope this helps.
Take care.
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