DD started a dance class last week and I got a call today that someone in the class on the first day is being seen with a suspected case of whooping cough.
DD today is getting a runny nose.
She is unvaxed.
I'm wondering if she takes antibiotics ASAP will that help prevent anything? I know that I've read that if you wait until the whoop starts, antibiotics do NO good to decrease symptoms and in fact maybe make them worse. But what if she takes them now before any cough even starts?
Also, are you contagious before any symptoms begin? In other words, if my son has NO runny nose, NO fever or any sign of illness, can I send him to piano class?
With DD getting a runny nose, I think I'll keep her home from school just in case and maybe start antibiotics ...
If anyone knows about the usefulness of antibiotics for someone JUST getting pertussis, that would help me a lot. Still also reading archives and googling ... thanks!!!