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.

What is it like to have 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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What do patients take to treat Whooping Cough and its symptoms?

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

(AzaSite, Azithromycin 5 Day Dose Pack, Teva Azithromycin) 2 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Gynecological ultrasound, Transvaginal ultrasound, Ultrasound of abdomen) 10 more
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
How many evaluations
0

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 for Whooping Cough

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

(AzaSite, Azithromycin 5 Day Dose Pack, Teva Azithromycin) 2 more
How many have tried
2
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Trazodone, Deprax, Desyrel) 8 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Gynecological ultrasound, Transvaginal ultrasound, Ultrasound of abdomen) 10 more
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
1
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0

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

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Whooping Cough on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 4
20s 11
30s 8
40s 6
50s 4
60s 3
70+ 1

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

35% Females
65% 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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