100 days of cough: symptoms and treatment of whooping cough in a child
A dangerous infectious disease especially affects unvaccinated children and the youngest patients. About one million babies die of pertussis every year. In the risk zone, newborns and children under one year old. The insidiousness of the ailment is that it is difficult to identify it at an early stage, although the most common antibiotics can kill a whooping cough stick.
It is important for all parents to know about the symptoms, prevention and treatment methods for whooping cough in a child, how this disease begins and manifests in vaccinated and unvaccinated children, whether it can be cured by folk remedies and whether it is worth treating them; we will tell about everything further.
Cough is the main, but indistinguishable symptom of infection. It is typical for a number of other diseases. When pertussis infection, parents often take a baby cough for the onset of a cold. In this case, the patient continues to attend school or kindergarten. The infection, meanwhile, is progressing and actively transmitting.
But if the disease of an adult is accompanied only by coughing, and sometimes by coughing, then in the case of young children, it is life-threatening.
Acute infectious disease occurs especially severe in newborns and children up to a year. Dangerous whooping cough is also dangerous for young patients under five. The risk of infection and complications increases if children have not been vaccinated. The disease can last up to three months.
Whooping cough is caused specific bacterium Bordetella pertussis and transmitted by airborne droplets in close contact with the patient.