Doctors for Pertussis in Guduvanchery, Kanchipuram
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Pertussis or whooping cough is a condition that is characterized by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like ""whoop."" The first signs are mild and may resemble common cold. After a week or two, signs and symptoms worsen. Thick mucus accumulates inside your airways, causing uncontrollable coughing.
HOW IS PERTUSSIS DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician diagnoses Pertussis by taking a swab of mucus from the back of the throat or nose and often conducts a blood test.
HOW IS PERTUSSIS TREATED?
Pertussis is mostly treated with antibiotics which can help in reducing the severity of condition.
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.