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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

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Whooping Cough includes the 43 symptoms listed below:

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Whooping Cough: Complications

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Whooping Cough: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Wrongly Diagnosed with 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. The Disease Database lists the following medical conditions that Whooping Cough may cause:

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Whooping Cough: Onset and Incubation

Incubation period for Whooping Cough: 7 to 21 days

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The symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Whooping Cough. This signs and symptoms information for Whooping Cough has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Whooping Cough signs or Whooping Cough symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Whooping Cough may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Whooping Cough symptoms.


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