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Is there any reliable treatment for pertussis before coughing fits begin?

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Dr. Monika Dede

Infectious Diseases Specialist

Practicing since :2003

Answered : 867 Questions

Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 in Infections
Question: IS THERE ANY RELIABLE TREATMENT FOR PERTUSSIS ONCE INTO THE COUGH PHASE ie. 6 days after the onset of any symptom ?
Answered by Dr. Monika Dede 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Usually, we use Clarithromycin or Azithromycin.

Detailed Answer:


I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

Please note that in this situation, usually, we use Clarithromycin or Azithromycin (if the patient is not allergic). But I'd suggest meeting a doctor in-person to get a prescription.

I hope my answer helps you.

Take care.

Dr. Monika Dede, Infectious Diseases Specialist

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