STUBBORN WHOOPING COUGH! SYMPTOMS & HOME REMEDIES TO CURE IT

STUBBORN WHOOPING COUGH! SYMPTOMS & HOME REMEDIES TO CURE IT


Whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory tract infection that is easily preventable by vaccine.
It is caused by a bacteria called Bordetella pertussis 
Somehow rare in Nigeria  
Fewer than 100 thousand cases per year (Nigeria)

It spreads easily
Requires a medical diagnosis before treatment 
Lab tests or imaging often required

Short-term effects: it may resolves within days to weeks
Whooping cough is particularly dangerous for infants.
Besides a cough that sounds like "whoop", symptoms include a runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.




Antibiotics can treat whooping coughs

Ages affected
0-2 Rare
3-5 Rare
6-13 Rare
14-18 Rare
19-40 Very rare
41-60 Very rare
60+ Very rare

Mode of transmission
By airborne respiratory droplets (coughs or sneezes).
By saliva (kissing or shared drinks), therefore don't kiss anyhow  
By skin-to-skin contact (handshakes or hugs). If possible use sanitizer to wash your hands regularly 

Symptoms 

Besides a cough that sounds like "whoop", symptoms include a runny nose, nasal congestion and sneezing.
People may experience:
Cough: can be chronic or severe
Nasal: congestion, runny nose, or sneezing
Whole body: fatigue or fever
Also common: paroxysmal cough, episodes of no breathing, vomiting, or watery eyes

Medications
Antibiotics can help which stops the growth of or kills bacteria.

Home Remedies that can help

Onion
What You Have To Do
Peel and cut the onion into small pieces.
Mash these pieces and add honey to this.
Let this mixture sit overnight.
Consume a teaspoon of this every few hours.

Do this regularly to soothe the effects

How This Works
Onions are rich in phytochemicals and vitamin C. The antibacterial activities of these constituents can help improve your overall immunity, helping you deal with whooping cough better (8).

Garlic

Get 3 to 4 cloves of garlic
Honey (optional)
What You Have To Do
Smash the garlic cloves.
Extract the juice from the smashed garlic and consume this daily.
You can also add honey for flavor.

Do this 2 to 3 times a day.

How This Works
Garlic is a decongestant that exhibits antibacterial activities. These properties of garlic can be used to combat the bacteria that cause whooping cough (9).

If you notice any of the symptoms discussed above, please kindly consult your medical doctor for better treatment. 

: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan and others. 

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