Symptoms of Whooping Cough
Symptoms of Whooping Cough: Introduction
Early symptoms of the whooping cough may be mild and include a runny nose, dry cough, and low-grade fever. Within a few days, symptoms get worse and coughing becomes severe in fits or episodes of coughing that can last up to one minute. During the episodes of coughing the face can become red or blue (cyanosis) due to a lack of oxygen. The episodes of coughing are followed by the hallmark whooping sound a person makes when gasping for air.
Symptoms of whooping cough also include vomiting after a coughing episode, coughing up thick phlegm, and fatigue.
Complications of whooping cough can occur due to the violent coughing episodes. They can include fractured ribs, hernia, and broken blood vessels in the eyes and on the skin.
In infants, complications can be severe, even life-threatening, and include dehydration, pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, and respiratory arrest....more about Whooping Cough »
Symptoms of Whooping Cough
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Whooping Cough as a Cause of Symptoms or Medical Conditions
When considering symptoms of Whooping Cough, it is also important to consider Whooping Cough as a possible cause of other medical conditions.
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Whooping Cough: Onset and Incubation
Incubation period for Whooping Cough: 7 to 21 days
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are indeed Whooping Cough symptoms.