Bruised or cracked ribs
Broken blood vessels in the skin or the whites of your eyes
In infants - especially those under 6 months of age - complications from whooping cough are more severe and may include:
Slowed or stopped breathing
Dehydration or weight loss due to feeding difficulties
Because infants and toddlers are at greatest risk of complications from whooping cough, they're more likely to need treatment in a hospital. Complications can be life-threatening for infants younger than 6 months old.
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