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What is Whooping cough?

 Home Remedies for Vertigo/DizzinessWhooping cough is a highly contagious bacterial disease caused by Bordetella pertussis. In some countries, this disease is called the 100 days' cough.
Symptoms are initially mild, and then develop into severe coughing fits, which produce the namesake high-pitched "whoop" sound in infected babies and c


Whooping cough Causes:

  1. Whooping cough is caused by the microorganisms Bordetella pertussis and Bordetella parapertussis.
  2. The infection is highly contagious. To say that the whooping cough is contagious would be an understatement.

Whooping cough Symptoms:

  1. The child develops a cold with a marked cough, which becomes more severe and spasmodic after a few days. At the end of this spasm, the child gives a characteristic whoop.
  2. Vomiting, which is frequent, may lead to the bursting of small blood vessels in tile nose or the conjunctiva of the eyes.
  3. Runny nose and sneezing
  4. Nasal congestion
  5. Redness of the eyes and watering
  6. Low grade fever, and
  7. Dry cough
  8. Fatigue and exhaustion
  9. Expelling thick phlegm and vomiting
  10. May cause the patient to go red or blue in the face

Whooping cough Prevention Tips:

  1. There is always a risk of dehydration, which is one of the biggest threats, particularly for young children and the aged. Consuming plenty of fluids like water, fruit and vegetable juices, soups and fruits with a high water content should help prevent dehydration.
  2. To minimize the problem of vomiting it would be best to have smaller and more frequent meals.
  3. A humidifier or mist vaporizer could help lessen the symptoms by loosening up phlegm and secretions, soothing the cough.
  4. Make sure that the environment is free of any potential irritants that could aggravate coughing, such as smoke, dust, aerosols and fumes.

Whooping cough Home Remedies:

  1. Garlic: Garlic is one of the most effective remedies for whooping cough. The syrup of garlic should be given in doses of five drops to a teaspoon, two or three times a day, for treating this condition. It should be given more often if the coughing spells are frequent and violent.
  2. Ginger: Ginger is another effective remedy for whooping cough. A teaspoon of fresh ginger juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek (methi) decoction and honey to taste, is an excellent diaphoretic. The fenugreek decoction can be made by boiling one teaspoon of seeds in 250 ml of water till it is reduced to half.
  3. Radish (Muli): Syrup prepared by mixing a teaspoon of fresh radish juice with an equal quantity of honey and a little rock salt, is beneficial in the treatment of this disease. It should be given thrice daily.
  4. Almond Oil: Almond oil is valuable in whooping cough. Five drops of almond oil should be mixed with ten drops each of fresh white onion juice and ginger juice, and taken thrice daily for a fortnight. It will provide relief.
  5. Onion: According to some naturalists the raw onion can offer some relief in whooping cough treatment. You can simply chop an onion finely to extract the juice and mix this with an equal amount of honey. Allow it to stand for four or five hours and then have a tablespoon of the solution twice a day. This is believed to be an effective home remedy for whooping cough.
  6. Turmeric: Turmeric is another highly valued ingredient among herbalists and practitioners of natural medicine. You use turmeric in either its raw or powdered form. A small pinch of the powder had twice a day is thought to help relieve the whooping cough symptoms.
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