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What are different home remedies for Whooping Cough? – Part 1

• Whooping cough is also familiar known as ‘pertussis’.
• It can lead to violent & uncontrollable coughing.
• This condition then usually causes difficulty to breathe.
• The disease is caused by bacterial what we call as ‘Bordetella parapertussis’.
• This is a contagious bacterial (that’s why this disease is contagious) infection.
• When patient coughs/sneezes, tiny droplets that have/contain the bacteria will move through the air.
• They then create a chance of spreading from person to person.
• Vaccines are now available to lower the risk of having this disease.

Signs and symptoms of Whooping Cough

• Paroxysmal cough
• Inspiratory whoop
• Vomiting after coughing

The cough from pertussis can cause:
• Subconjunctival hemorrhages
• Rib fractures
• Urinary incontinence
• Hernias
• Post-cough fainting
• Vertebral artery dissection

General tips for Whooping Cough that are remedial measures

• Use a mask if you need to interact with your family members or other people.
• Wash your hands more often.
• Don’t forget to cover your cough.
• You can consider a warm bath or shower to help ease breathing & clear your lungs.
• Vaporize your room.
• Choose frequent small meals instead of large ones.
• Eating in smaller portions may help reduce the chance of vomiting after coughing.
• Avoid any factors that can trigger you to cough or sneeze.
• Keep hydrated by drinking adequate water.
• Choose soups or juice to keep you hydrated.
• Get adequate rest.
• Follow completely all instructions from your doctor.

Home remedies for Whooping Cough

1. Whooping Cough treatment using Humidifiers
• Use some humidifiers in your room for a few hours every day.
• This will help soothe the irritation and inflammation of the air passageways.
• Both warm and cool mist humidifiers can be used to help to get rid of the mucus in the airways.
• This will also help you get rid of your cough.

2. Whooping Cough treatment using Warm Salt Water
• Gargling with warm salt water can help you loosen the phlegm in your airways and the bronchioles.
• Simply add a spoon of salt to lukewarm water and gargle with it twice a day.
• Do it once in the morning and once in the evening.
• In addition to this, drinking warm water with some turmeric.
• This will also help you to get rid of the infection and soothe the inflamed airways.

3. Garlic (lahsun) and vayu-vidanga (embelia ribes)
• Prepare a decoction by boiling equal parts of garlic (lahsun) and vayu-vidanga (embelia ribes).
• Take the decoction and also apply externally on the chest.
• This is an effective home remedy for Whooping Cough.

4. Groundnuts flour
The patient suffering from Whooping Cough must include the flour of groundnuts in their daily diet.

5. Neem
• The bark of margosa (neem) tree contains an oily substance.
• This oil is believed to be useful in treating Whooping Cough.
• Prepare a decoction with the bark.
• Take approx. half cup twice daily.

6. Dry grapes (raisins)
• Soak dry grapes in water at night and keep in cold milk for half an hour and chew them.
• In the remaining water add a little sugar and drink it.
• In a month the lungs will be strengthened and poisonous wastes will be removed from the body.
• Grapes are beneficial as they are expectorant.
• They are also exceptionally strengthening for the lungs.

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