Whooping cough exposureONLINE VISIT

Get fast, convenient care for whooping cough exposure. No appointment needed.

Medication to prevent whooping cough after close contact with a person with the illness

  • 5-10 minutes
  • Treatment plan in 15 minutes
  • For ages 3 - 75
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

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Only $25 for a virtual consult


What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Exposure to whooping cough occurs when an individual comes in close contact with an infected person’s respiratory droplets through coughing or sneezing. Vaccination is the best protection, but infants and those not vaccinated are at higher risk.

Common symptoms

Symptoms of whooping cough may include:

  • Cold-like symptoms (runny nose, mild cough, low-grade fever)
  • Severe coughing fits (characterized by a "whooping" sound)
  • Vomiting after coughing
  • Exhaustion after coughing fits
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Common treatments

Your provider will design a treatment plan tailored just for you. They may recommend the following, as medically appropriate:

  • Azithromycin
  • Clarithromycin
  • Erythromycin
  • Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim (Bactrim DS)
  • Over-the-counter medications
  • Guided self-care
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Only $25 for a virtual consult

How It Works

How it works

We make getting care quick and easy so you can get back to what matters most.
Find your treatment
Choose the care option that best suits your current needs.
Answer some questions
Share relevant health information with a board-certified provider via online interview. Learn more.
Get a diagnosis and care plan
A provider will send you a diagnosis and treatment plan for your prescription.
Begin your care
If our medical team determines a prescription is medically appropriate, choose your preferred pharmacy to pick up your medication or have it discreetly delivered to your door.

Message your provider with any follow-up medical questions after receiving your treatment plan.