Get medical help urgently if your child is less than 12 months old.
Non-urgent advice: Take your child to the GP as soon as possible if they have:
- symptoms of whooping cough
- a cough for more than 3 weeks, or which is getting worse
Immediate action required: Call 999 or go to the hospital immediately if your child:
- is breathless, has moments of not breathing, shallow breathing, blue skin or choking
- can't be woken up
- starts having fits or seizures
Doctors can usually diagnose whooping cough by listening to the cough. You could take a recording on your phone to help with this.
Phone ahead to let them know that you think your baby has whooping cough.