I have just found out that the cough GMIL had on our trip to europe was dx as whooping cough. It has got me shiz scared. DD is immunised - but still got sick and had a cough she couldn't shake for a while - I went to the Dr about it and she just said it was the runny nose irritating her throat...
She went to daycare!!! Arrrgghhhhh I don't know what to do!!! She has a cough again now, and now I'm just really scared. I got sick as well, but didn't get a cough (was just a head cold type thing)
Myself, DP & DD are all vaccinated, as is MIL & GMIL...
What do I need to do? It was all so blase in an email and I am FURIOUS we weren't told as soon as she got the Dx, ya know, there was ONLY A FRIKKIN GOD DAMN PREGNANT WOMAN AND TODDLER IN THE CAR!
but anyway, what do I need to do???
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07-11-2013 21:56 #1
Exposed to whooping cough, do I need to tell anyone?!
07-11-2013 22:03 #2Senior Member
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Go to the doctor and get checked out just in case. They can test for whooping cough. It's not likely that you would have it if you've been vaccinated recently but you will at least feel better and not stress about it if you know for sure.
And if it does turn out that your DD had/has whooping cough you will need to inform the daycare. I'd probably also keep her home until you can be sure she doesn't have it.
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07-11-2013 22:14 #3
Thanks Darcy, I'll be calling up my GP first thing and getting an appointment.
I just can't stop thinking about DD in daycare, she was given the all clear to go when she was still coughing
07-11-2013 22:32 #4
I would get tested if you have any symptoms. I had pertussis (whooping cough) while pregnant even though I was immunised. As long as you get antibiotics & keep your fever down then you & bub should be fine. It ain't fun though; they don't call it the hundred day cough for nothing. I do think with whooping cough you will know if you have it as it is so horrible ( in my experience). We were told by the lab who did my testing that the pertussis vaccine only has a low efficacy ( in the 60%s). But that I would have been far worse without it. Babies are the real ones we need to worry about. Good luck x
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07-11-2013 22:38 #5
Yeah I'm not worried about me, DD seems to be ok - but it's her taking it to daycare that's really stressing me out. I will go and get us all tested tomorrow. I pray DD doesn't have it or take it to daycare.. there was a newborn there today!
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