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Symptoms of Whooping Cough

Symptoms of Whooping CoughChildren Whooping Cough

When our child is sick, it can take a toll on not only them, put you as a parent.  Your pediatrician in St. Helena or Napa is available to help you restore the health of your child.  Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system that is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis (or B. pertussis). This sickness is characterized by severe coughing spells, which can sometimes end in a “whooping” sound when the person breathes in. 

Whooping cough mainly affects infants younger than 6 months old before immunizations, and kids 11 to 18 years old whose immunity has started to fade adequately protect them.  With help from your St. Helena or Napa pediatrician, you can find relief for your infant from whooping cough.

The Signs and Symptoms

The first symptoms of whooping cough are similar to those of a common cold:

  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Mild cough
  • Low-grade fever

After about 1 to 2 weeks, the dry, irritating cough evolves into coughing spells, which can last for more than a minute.  When a coughing spell occurs, the child might turn red or purple, and at the end of the spell, he or she may make a characteristic whooping sound when breathing in. 

By visiting Harvest Pediatrics, you can take the next step toward helping your child feel better once again.

Questions or Comments?

At Harvest Pediatrics, we encourage you to contact us whenever you have a concern or question related to your care.
You can reach us at:


Napa: (707) 252-1076
St. Helena: (707) 963-0171

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