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Whooping cough is a severe bacterial infection that requires urgent care. This highly contagious infection is particularly dangerous for young children, many of whom must be hospitalized if they contract it. Initially, whooping cough resembles a cold. It causes a low fever, coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose. Later, patients develop severe fits of rapid coughs, which are followed by a high-pitched “whoop” noise. Exhaustion and vomiting can also occur.

You can hear more about the dangers of whooping cough by watching this featured video. You’ll learn about the vaccine that will protect your family from this potentially life-threatening disease and you’ll get some tips on comforting your child if he or she does contract whooping cough.

For compassionate urgent care near Orlando, Oviedo, Lady Lake, and Clermont, the providers at Paramount Urgent Care are here for your family. You can contact our walk-in clinic at 352-674-9218, but there’s no need to make an appointment.