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What are the initial symptoms of whooping cough?

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At first, whooping cough has the same symptoms as the average cold:

  • Mild coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Runny nose
  • Low fever (below 102 F)

You may also have diarrhea early on.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination;” and “Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

HealthyChildren.org: “Whooping Cough.”

Nemours Foundation: “Infections: Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 18, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Diagnosis and Treatment;” “Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Vaccination;” and “Protect Babies from Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

HealthyChildren.org: “Whooping Cough.”

Nemours Foundation: “Infections: Whooping Cough (Pertussis).”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on June 18, 2020

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