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My daughter (age 5) started with a cough 2 weeks ago. Dry and irritating. Slight runny nose, no fever or other symptoms. It now seems to be becoming more chesty and wakes her up at night. She also has coughing fits in the daytime and seems to find it hard to catch her breath. I took her to the doctor yesterday and he listened to her chest and said it was all clear. Does that mean it can't be whooping cough? He also said her throat was looking good, no glands raised and only a slight pinkness in one ear.
so would the chest not sound clear with whooping cough? Thanks
She is not vaccinated, and the whooping cough vaccine is not very effective.
So now how worried would you be?