Doctors for Pertussis in Median Road, Hubli-Dharwad
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Pertussis also known as whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many cases it is characterized by severe hacking cough followed by high-pitched intake of breath. Symptoms of Pertussis are:
• Runny nose
• Nasal congestion
• Red, watery eyes
• Extreme fatigue
• Provoke vomiting
• Red or blue face
HOW IS PERTUSSIS DIAGNOSED?
A general physician will require a nose or throat culture test along with blood tests and chest X-ray to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS PERTUSSIS TREATED?
Treatment is commonly done using erythromycin, clarithromycin, or azithromycin and other similar antibiotics. In most cases, the patient is also suggested home remedies and complete bed rest to prevent contamination and harm to others.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a standard vaccine for the disease. Hence, the condition primarily occurs in children to young to have completed the full course of vaccinations and teenagers and adults whose immunity has faded.