Tag: Whooping cough

Whooping cough

Whooping cough is an infectious disease that causes severe and long-lasting cough. For most people, whooping cough goes away by itself. Children younger than six months can become seriously ill. They are treated with antibiotics if they have or are suspected of having whooping cough.

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Cough in children

The most common reason for coughing children is a cold, but the problems can also be due to, for example, body or asthma. Coughing usually goes away by itself, although it can take several weeks. Sometimes the child needs treatment for what causes the cough or to reduce the discomfort.

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