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2 Potential Coughing With a Whooping Sound Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Bronchitis

    Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchial tubes, the airways that carry air to your lungs. It causes a cough that often brings up mucus, as well as shortness of breath, wheezing, and chest tightness. It is typically caused by a virus.

    Symptoms resolve within 1-2 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    cough, productive cough, sore throat, wheezing, coughing up green or yellow phlegm
    Symptoms that always occur with bronchitis:
    cough
    Symptoms that never occur with bronchitis:
    nausea or vomiting
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Whooping Cough

    Whooping cough is a highly infectious bacterial disease that causes uncontrollable coughing. The name comes from the noise people make when they take a breath after a cough. It causes 12-33% of all chronic coughs in adults and adolescents, even if they're vaccinated.

    Symptoms of cough can last up to 6 weeks.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    cough with dry or watery sputum, productive cough, fever, wheezing, coughing fits
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Coughing With a Whooping Sound

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Have you been feeling more tired than usual, lethargic or fatigued despite sleeping a normal amount?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?
  • Q.Do you have a sore throat?

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Coughing With a Whooping Sound Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced coughing with a whooping sound have also experienced:

    • 6% Sore Throat
    • 6% Congestion
    • 4% Productive Cough
  • People who have experienced coughing with a whooping sound had symptoms persist for:

    • 32% Less Than a Week
    • 23% Two Weeks to a Month
    • 17% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced coughing with a whooping sound were most often matched with:

    • 25% Bronchitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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