Whooping Cough (Pertussis) Information

Everything you could possibly want to know about whooping cough and more. Diagnosis, treatment, sounds, prevention etc from a family doctor who has studied and written about this confusing disease for 40 years.

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Do you have a terrifying choking cough which leaves you exhausted or causes you to pass out?

Also known as the 100 day cough, whooping cough is up to 100 times more common than official figures suggest! Do you think YOU have it? Find out here.

LISTEN to the unique sound of whooping cough.

WATCH a video of whooping cough.

This site has been created by Dr Doug Jenkinson MB ChB DM FRCGP, a retired family doctor in England. He studied whooping cough (pertussis) in his practice in Keyworth between 1974 and 2013. He is registered with the UK General Medical Council (number 0396235).

"My mission is to make people aware that whooping cough is much more common than is believed, that it affects ALL AGES, and to help those with it to make their own diagnosis, because their doctor probably won't!"

If you think you have whooping cough the only way your doctor will believe the severity of your coughing is to video it on a smartphone.

Updated Jan 2019
Established 2001