All About Pertussis at Walk-In & Urgent Care Clinic For Simpsonville, SC
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a common illness in children and babies. While adults can get it as well, it is usually less serious and mild. Pertussis starts with cold-like symptoms that can become more serious after a few weeks. Recognizing the symptoms of pertussis is an important way to catch it early on and get treatment as soon as possible. At AFC Urgent Care Simpsonville, SC our health professionals are familiar and experienced with providing medical advice and care for pertussis. Our walk-in urgent care clinic offers flexible hours for you and your loved ones and a centrally located facility.
Here are the common symptoms of whooping cough:
- A hacking cough
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
Whooping cough is extremely contagious and spreads through saliva, so staying away from others who have pertussis is essential. Pertussis is contagious from the time that cold symptoms start and is at its peak for up to three weeks after the coughing begins.
Here are some helpful tips for avoiding the spread of whooping cough:
- Wash your hands regularly
- Contain your coughs
- Avoid public places while sick
- Stay home from work or school
- Vaccinate your baby
If you think that you or a loved one might have pertussis, it is important to see a doctor for treatment. AFC Urgent Care Simpsonville, SC offers pertussis diagnosis and treatment, no appointments necessary. We look forward to helping you stay healthy!
Formerly AFC Doctors Express