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Whooping Cough Treatments


Treatment may include:


Antibiotics, usually erythromycin or azithromycin , are used. They are most effective when started in the early stages.

Treatment of Symptoms

To help reduce vomiting and lessen the chances of dehydration :

  • Eat small, frequent meals.
  • Drink plenty of water, fruit juices, and clear soup.


This may be necessary for those who develop pneumonia. Patients are usually isolated to prevent spreading the disease to other people.

Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Copyright © 2023 EBSCO Publishing All rights reserved.

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