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Pertussis and Azithromycin

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Pertussis Symptoms and Causes

Whooping cough is an infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise you make when you take a breath after you cough. You may have choking spells or may cough so hard that you vomit.

Anyone can get whooping cough, but it is more common in infants and children. It's especially dangerous for infants. The coughing spells can be so bad that it is hard for infants to eat, drink, or breathe.

To make a diagnosis, your doctor may do a physical exam, blood tests, chest x-rays, or nose or throat cultures.

Before there was a vaccine, whooping cough was one of the most common childhood diseases and a major cause of childhood deaths in the U.S. Now most cases are prevented by vaccines. If you have whooping cough, treatment with antibiotics may help if given early.

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Azithromycin Side Effects

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Rash (90)
Pain (75)
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Anxiety (51)
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Hypotension (42)
Tinnitus (42)
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Loss Of Consciousness (39)
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Cardiac Arrest (38)
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Pneumonia (35)
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Weight Decreased (34)
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Dehydration (30)
Hyperhidrosis (30)
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (28)
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Recent Reviews

I am sorry you are in pain. But did you not just say you have Pneumonia!? I think that life threatening infection is worse than the diarrhea dont you?

A doctor subscribed this medication to me for a flu. On the 3rd day I had soft tissue blisters in my nose and my nose was swollen. Also my glands under my neck/jaw were sore. The 4th day my checks and jaws also swole up. *DONT_KNOW*

A week after finish the course of 5 day treatment. Itchy red rash developing all over my legs, very itchy. Wonder if I need to go back to my doctor.

Dear, Kindly ref my earlier post on 21/9/10. After 35 days of medication against side effects of azithromycin from different doctors, finally at the end of september 20

Definitely seems to cause a very down mood! Why don't they know this?

Diarrhea after eating. Bad headaches.

Elizabeth, I lost my sense of smell and my taste too. That was 3rd of May 2011. It is 8th of August and I still havent got it back yet. Have you got yours back yet?

Extreme sensitivity of joints experienced - especially hip, knee, ankle - which has effectively rendered walking painful and difficult. Suspicion of impact on tendons, sharp pain around shoulder blades on certain habitual movements, pressur

Got into a deep depression in 96 after taking zithromax and again in 2007 after the same medication. It started with major panick attacks and anxiety and just got worse. The first time I did not think the medication caused it but when it happened the

Hello will Azithromycin make you not sleep ever since i have been taking this i have not slept but 6 hours in three days?

I was given Adacel nearly a week ago. I did react moderately to the tetanus shot about 20 years ago (fevers and swelling). A year ago I had pertussis, so I was advised to get the shot. Within eight hours, I was experiencing extreme pain in my ar

Pertussis Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.