Apr 12, 2019 · In severe cases of whooping cough, the doctor may recommend hospitalizing the teen. Appropriate medical care and nutritious foods and fluids help in the early recovery of the teen and prevent other health hazards, such as pneumonia (3).Author: Manjiri Kochrekar. It’s an illness that gets its name from the “whoop” sound people often make when trying to breathe between coughs. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is an infection in your lungs and breathing Author: Camille Peri.
Children should receive the DTaP vaccine at two, four, six, and 18 months of age. A DTaP booster shot is given between the ages of four and six years, just before the child starts school. A 14-day course of preventive antibiotics may be administered to household members or schoolmates if a child develops whooping cough. Whooping cough gets its name from its most famous symptom -- a "whoop" sound you might make when you gasp for air at the end of a coughing fit. But it doesn't happen in all adults, so it's Author: Barbara Brody.