Whooping Cough

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What is Whooping Cough?

Pertussis or whooping cough is a contagious bacterial disease that causes violent and uncontrollable coughing, making it hard to breathe. The name comes from the 'whooping' sound a patient makes when trying to breathe.

Common symptoms reported by people with Whooping Cough

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Whooping Cough

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Whooping Cough (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Whooping Cough, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments taken by people with Whooping Cough

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Zithromax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Whooping Cough (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Whooping Cough (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Desyrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Insomnia (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultrasound of kidneys (renal))
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Pain (1)

Data from patients with Whooping Cough, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Whooping Cough on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 3
20s 12
30s 8
40s 6
50s 5
60s 3
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

34% Females
66% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 7
20-29 years 1
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 13
Not Diagnosed 8

These charts show data from Whooping Cough patients who have completed their condition history
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