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Types of cough in children

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Whooping cough in children

Whooping cough is one of the types of cough in children, called pertussis. It is a contagious illness caused by bacteria, It mainly affects babies & young children. The incubation period for whooping cough is usually seven to ten days but can be as long as twenty-one days.

Signs & symptoms

The illness often starts like the common cold, with a runny nose, sneezing, & a mild cough or fever. After one to two weeks, intense fits (paroxysms) of coughing start.

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