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What should I know to care for someone with whooping cough (pertussis)?

When caring for someone with whooping cough, it is important to make sure that they follow their doctor's advice for treatment. You should also help them get extra rest. Encourage them to eat small meals and drink lots of fluids. You may also set up a vaporizer in the room where they are resting. Keeping the home free from irritants, such as smoke, will minimize coughing spells.

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