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We were having dinner and there's a 4 or 5 year old coughing his brain out and sounded like whopping cough. Are there anything naturally I can take now?? I will have a dose of vit c, but what else? Obviously I am not vaccinated of
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by the time someone is coughing and whooping etc. They have reached the second stage of the disease and it is much less contagious at that point. I wouldnt worry about it too much
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by the time someone is coughing and whooping etc. They have reached the second stage of the disease and it is much less contagious at that point. I wouldnt worry about it too much
: that's what I've heard too. I wouldn't worry too much, nothing you can do about it now anyhow - take vit C. take good care of yourself and if you feel at all ill - rest and see a dr.

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Also, I've heard it's not as bad if you get it as an adult. It's like a regular cough.

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Yup, once you are coughing you are less contagious (if it is whooping cough). If you do come down with a cough in the next weeks, it is a potential concern for the newborn, as you could theoretically pass it on. Although that would be unlikely, as you would be past the initial contagious stage.

You can be immune to whooping cough without the vaccine. It seems that adults regularly get whooping cough, it is just much more mild in adults, and goes unnoticed. You could be immune without knowing it.

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thank you Mamas. It's so good to hear that I might be OK. DH and I were worried sick and on our way home after dinner, he was so mad that parents bring their sick kids out to the public.
As of now, nothing yet. Well, a bit of a sore throat.

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It is irresponsible to take sick children out in public in my opinion. Although all too common.

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It is contagious for two weeks AFTER coughing starts, so I'd still be concerned and take daily ascorbic acid rather than just once.

It's probably that it won't be a big deal in you, but because you are pregnant there is already a lot of compression on the lungs from the baby growing. So I'd be concerned about the number 1 side effect, which is pneumonia. Hernia, incontinence and weight loss are also side effects that may occur and be not good with a pregnancy. So keep a close eye on any complications and fever as well, which can be bad for growing babies.

Big hugs mama...it is much more probably he had allergies, this is the worst ragweed season in years.

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