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Whooping Cough Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • How are the cough symptoms now? Since the cough began is it better, worse or about the same?
  • Does the cough ever cause gagging or vomiting?
  • Has the cough ever resulted in a red or blue face?
  • Are your TDAP booster vaccines up to date? Has everyone you're exposed to had the TDAP booster vaccine, including grandparents, siblings and other relatives?
  • Does anyone else in the home have symptoms of whooping cough?
  • When did the cough start? Has the cough gotten worse since it began?
  • Have you been exposed to anyone with whooping cough?
  • What medications have you taken, if any, for whooping cough symptoms?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • What have you done thus far to treat whooping cough?
  • What causes whooping cough?
  • How long is whooping cough contagious?
  • How long will the cough last?
  • Who needs to be vaccinated to protect against whooping cough?
  • Will I have any reactions to the TDAP booster vaccine?
  • What can be done to soothe the symptoms of whooping cough?
  • How can I prevent the spread of whooping cough?
  • Are there any medications I should avoid while having whooping cough?
  • Are my new or different symptoms an indication that my whooping cough is getting worse?
  • What is the best treatment plan for my whooping cough symptoms?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Jul 17
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