Symptoms of Whooping Cough
mentioned earlier, the initial symptoms
of whooping cough are similar to those
of the common cold. The patient may
experience runny nose, sneezing, nasal
congestion, watery eyes, mild cough,
and low-grade fever. After a few days
or a couple of weeks, the dry coughing
will progress into coughing spells accompanied
by a “whooping” sound as
the patient gasps for air. Coughing
may become more severe during the night.
Eventually, the patient may expel thick
phlegm while he or she is coughing and
experience fatigue from coughing incessantly.
In adults the symptoms may be similar
to those of bronchitis. Infants who
are infected with whooping cough may
not “whoop” at all. Some
children who suffer from whooping cough
may even experience choking spells.
Whooping cough may eventually lead to
the formation of small red spots on
the skin that results from the rupturing
of blood vessels at the skin’s
natural cures that can be used to treat
whooping cough that do not involve the
use of pharmaceutical drugs. Here are
a few remedies that can alleviate some
of the symptoms of whooping cough:
oil derived from eucalyptus leaves has
antiseptic and antispasmodic properties.
It is used as an inhalant to cure catarrh
and other respiratory disorders. Here
are a few suggestions:
two tablespoons of honey, two drops
of essential oil of cypress, five
drops of essential oil of eucalyptus,
four drops of essential oil of lavender,
and six drops of essential oil of
Scots in a glass of warm water.
Consume one tablespoon of this mixture
every two hours to cure coughing.
||Ask your herbalist
to prepare a mixture of six drops
of essential oil of Eucalyptus,
three drops of essential oil of
lavender, two drops of essential
oil of Scots pine, and one drop
of essential oil of thyme linalol
suspended in 90 percent alcohol.
Add a few drops of this blend to
boiling water and inhale the steam
two to three times each day.
of diluted eucalyptus oil (on the
chest, forehead, or temples) can
also help to alleviate the symptoms
of whooping cough.
several medicinal properties including
digestive, carminative, stomachic, anti
pyretic, and invigorating properties.
It also treats flatus and cough as well
as purifies blood. Here are a few ways
to use this herb to obtain temporary
relief from excessive and uncontrolled
teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to 250 milliliters
of water and boil the mixture until
it reduces to half of the original amount.
Add one teaspoon of ginger juice and
honey to this decoction. Drink this
beverage twice each day
in one teaspoon of ginger juice,
one teaspoon of garlic juice,
and one teaspoon of honey. Consume
this mixture two to three times
||Grate a small
piece of fresh ginger root in
boiling water. Let it steep for
a few minutes. Strain and add
one teaspoon of honey to it. Consume
this soothing tea a couple of
times each day. You may also add
black tea leaves and milk.
are a few suggestions that can aid
in coping with whooping cough:
an adequate amount of rest.
Ensure that the resting environment
is cool, well-ventilated,
by drinking plenty of fluids,
especially water, fresh fruit
and vegetable juices, and
clear broths and soups.
more frequent meals to avoid
vomiting after coughing. Chew
food thoroughly and slowly.
||Use a mist
vaporizer in your room to
help soothe irritated lungs
and to help loosen the thick
mucus that is stuck on the
respiratory walls. Take a
hot shower or bath to obtain
temporary relief and to unblock
the congested nasal passage.
air. Keep your home free of
irritants that can trigger
coughing spells, such as tobacco
smoke, dust, and fumes from
Soothe an irritable
natural chest congestion
children and adults.