The vaccination to prevent whooping cough in adults is known as Tdap. This vaccination protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis, which is the medical name for whooping cough. More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Whooping cough is a respiratory illness caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is extremely contagious and usually sp... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Treatment for whooping cough in adults involves taking a regimen of antibiotics, generally erythromycin or an antibiotic in the erythromycin family, according to WebMD. Azithromycin, clarithromycin or trimethoprim-sulfam... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Also known as a pneumococcal vaccination, a pneumonia shot is given to children under the age of 5, adults who are 65 years and above and any person between the age of 6 and 64 years old with certain health conditions, a... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Common oral dosages of benzonatate for adults and children over 10 is 100 milligrams to 200 milligrams three times daily as needed for cough relief, states Benzonatate is non-narcotic, but it is unknown whethe... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tdap vaccine protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. All three of these diseases are very serious and can lead to death. This vaccine is sugges... More »

The shingles vaccination reduces the chance that a senior may contract shingles by 51 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors who are vaccinated but still develop shingles are more l... More » Health Medications & Vitamins