Whooping Cough Diagnosis
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How to Diagnose Whooping Cough
Whooping cough can be difficult to diagnose, especially in older children and adults. This is because:
- At first, symptoms are very similar to those of the Common Cold.
- Later, symptoms can be very similar to Bronchitis (especially in adults).
The doctor will ask about your symptoms and medical history, and perform a physical exam. Tests may include:
- Blood tests
- Swab of nose and throat for culture
- Chest x-ray
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