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#1 of 2 Old 03-20-2012, 01:49 PM - Thread Starter
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My 7 yr old has been exposed to pertussis at school by a child in an older grade.  We have a 13 month old at home.  Would you give abx to prevent?

 

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Hmmm.  I think I need to defer this question to your doctor.  BUT I could say that at least at the very first sign of any cold symptoms in either child, begin treatment

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