thread: whooping cough

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    whooping cough

    can you get it as an adult?
    does it necessarily have to "sound" like whooping cough? i.e. can you have it without the classic sounding cough?


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    my dad had whooping cough maybe 15 years ago - no "whoop" to the cough - just lots of coughing - he'd black out in the middle and stop breathing - took them six weeks to diagnose it...

    my adult cousin also got it around the same time - and no, no whoop with her either..

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    ok. I might go back to the doctors, I think thats what I might have.
    My brother had it as a kid, it took 3 paeds annd at least 2 months to diagnose. His had the sound though.

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    I had it as an adult, not so much of the whooping sound but I'd keep coughing until I'd black out, couldn't stop at all and catch my breath. Nasty.

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    my sister had it at 18 and would black out throw up etc and it lasted for months b4 she got a diagnosis. Hope you feel better soon

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