HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES FOR WHOOPING COUGH
Whooping cough (pertussis) is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection. In many people, it's marked by a severe hacking cough followed by a high-pitched intake of breath that sounds like "whoop."
Causes-Whooping cough is caused by bacteria. When an infected person coughs or sneezes, tiny germ-laden droplets are sprayed into the air and breathed into the lungs of anyone who happens to be nearby
Symptoms- Once you become infected with whooping cough, it takes about seven to 10 days for signs and symptoms to appear, though it can sometimes take longer. They're usually mild at first and resemble those of a common cold:-Runny nose, Nasal congestion, Red, watery eyes, Fever, Cough
After a week or two, signs and symptoms worsen. Thick mucus accumulates inside your airways, causing uncontrollable coughing. Severe and prolonged coughing attacks may:-Provoke vomiting, Result in a red or blue face, Cause extreme fatigue, End with a high-pitched "whoop" sound during the next breath of air
However, many people don't develop the characteristic whoop. Sometimes, a persistent hacking cough is the only sign that an adolescent or adult has whooping cough.
Infants may not cough at all. Instead, they may struggle to breathe, or they may even temporarily stop breathing.
PERTUSSIN 200- Start treatment with this remedy. It may cure or cut short the disease
COQUELUCHIN 30- Another remedy for starting the treatment
DROSERA 30- Almost specific for whooping cough. Spells of hacking followed by vomiting if the mucus does not come up. Worse after midnight
KALI CARB 200- It should be tried if Drosera fails . Bag like swelling between the upper eyelid and the eye brow
AMBRA GRISEA 200- Convulsive cough with flow of warm water from the mouth
ARNICA MONTANA 200- Child begins to cry as soon as it feels the cough coming on . Rupture of blood vessels of the eye . Bleeding from the nose or spitting of blood
BELLADONNA 200- In the first stage of cough. Child cries before the cough . Dry cough with red face 3- 4 fists at a time. Nose bleeding at later stages
COCCUS CACTI 30- Vomiting of thick viscid mucus. Frequent passage of much pale urine with tenesmus
CUPRUM METALLICUM 200- Spasms, cramps or convulsions
CORALLIUM RUBRUM 30- Violent cough , children loose their breath and become purple and black in their face. Gasping for breath and vomiting.Icy coldness of air passages . Nervous and minute gun cough. Smoothering before the cough
IPECAC 30- Spasmodic fits coughing with vomiting
NAPTHALIN 30- Choking cough. Constriction of throat
THYMUS SERPYLLUM Q- Whooping cough of children .Sore throat and burning in pharynx