Whooping cough is a bacterial disease which causes severe cough and cold like symptoms. It is usually common in kids and affects a few adults too and is highly contagious. The bacterium is spread in tiny droplets of water when the patient coughs and sneezes. It is associated by repeated attacks of coughing which eventually ends in a a forced intake of of breath.
Whooping cough is caused by Bordetella pertussis, the bacteria attached to the lining of the airways in the upper respiratory system and releases toxins that leads to inflammation and swelling. Antibiotics is a good remedy for whooping cough, it helps cut down coughing and also prevents the infection from spreading to others
Whooping cough is a very delicate infection especially for babies and young kids, it can also cause seizure, brain damage, pneumonia and even death. Doctors have researched and found out that children who are not vaccinated are very likely to develop whooping cough. Infants with whooping cough are usually admitted to hospital for treatment.
Symptoms of whooping cough
whooping cough appears 6- 20 days after the bacteria has affected the patient.
Low grade fever
Vomiting in babies