Whooping cough is a dangerous disease if it is not detected early and treated promptly. Here are some home remedies for whooping cough effectively and safely.
- Cause of whooping cough
Pertussis or whooping cough which is a highly contagious disease caused by a bacterium called Bordetella pertussis. This bacterium attaches to the villus (similar to small, straightening hairs) that line the upper part of respiratory tract. The bacteria liberate toxins, damage the mucous membrane and cause inflammation.
- The features of whooping cough
Whooping cough which is a very contagious disease, only found in human and is transmitted from person to person. People who catch whooping cough often spread the disease by coughing or sneezing while they are closely in contact with the others, who then breathe bacteria causing whooping cough. Many infants catch whooping cough who are infected by siblings, parents or carers who may not even know they have the disease.
The symptoms of whooping cough usually appear within 5 to 7 days after exposure, but sometimes it does not appear for a period of 3 weeks.
- The common symptoms of whooping cough
The early symptoms can last from 1 to 2 weeks and usually include:
- Runny nose
- Mild fever (usually mild during the course of the disease)
- Suspension of breathing or halt respiratory (for infants)
Because early-stage whooping cough does not seem to be much more common than the common cold, it is less commonly thought and less diagnosed until more severe symptoms appear. The infected person is most likely to spread about 2 weeks after the onset of cough. Antibiotics can reduce the infectious time of infected people.
As the disease progresses, the typical symptoms of whooping cough appear, including:
- Coughing convulsively followed by high-pitched whistle
- Being exhausted after every cough
- Home remedies for whooping cough
Method 1: Turmeric starch
Turmeric starch is an effective and natural remedy for whooping cough. It contains many nutrients which help the body enhance resistance, immunity. Besides, the amount of curcumin in turmeric which plays role as a strong anti-inflammatory and antibacterial substance is very high and safe. While kumquats are familiar to everyone, but people usually pay close attention to using as a spice. Actually, kumquat is a useful folk medicine. It contain many vitamins, calcium, magnesium, zinc, iron. The mixture of these raw materials will bring about highly effective.
You prepare 1 teaspoon of turmeric starch, ½ teaspoon of honey, 5 kumquats. Firstly, you heat water, wait for cool, and then squeeze kumquat juice. You mix relatively turmeric starch, honey, then use a spoon to stir and drink. You should drink 2 times 1 day (morning and evening).
For patients who suffer from stomach pain, it is recommended to use turmeric starch after eating for 30 minutes.
Absolutely do not drink turmeric starch for certain pregnant women.
Do not drink turmeric starch (because the small intestine is an alkaline environment, while active element called as Curcumin in turmeric starch – decomposed rapidly in alkaline conditions, so it will not be the most effective when used).
Method 2: The mixture of bermuda grass and lemon
Raw materials: 10g bermuda grass, 5g fresh ginger, 5g citronella, 10g apple leaves, 10g strawberry root, 5g papaya flowers.
How to do: Wash all these raw materials and create medicine in the form of water balm.
Water balm is a form of water-based medicine for herbal and then condensed to a certain degree. The progress of making up this medicine must go through three stages: the first phase is cooking water with these raw materials, the second phase is making them condense; the last stage is to add sugar or honey to make the medicine. You should give 15 – 20% sugar that can be stored for long periods of time.
Put theses raw materials into the pot, and pour boiling water with the amount of water weighs 4-5 times as much as the raw materials. Boil for 6 hours, occasionally take more boiling water to the old water level, drain water, filter through the cloth, to settle for 3-4 hours, remove residue. After filtering, you put these raw materials into the pot and then mix with honey or sugar for 2 to 4 hours more. When the balm is a certain degree of adhesion, you stop to boil, because the balm now is over. You let balm cool and then into the bottle with the lid gradually. It is best to keep it in the refrigerator for long periods of storage and ensure that the mixture is not degraded.
For children under 5 years: drink only 1 teaspoon. For children over 5 years: use 2 teaspoons and drink 2 times a day with warm water. When treatment should be strictly abstinence, should avoid foods that are high in grease, hot spicy foods, fish, such as shrimp, crab, etc.
Method 3: Ginger
You take 1 teaspoon of fresh ginger juice and mix with curry powder and a little honey to make it easy to drink. You carry out 2-3 times a week. See how to thicker eyebrows by this method.
Method 4: Grapes
The researchers on herbs suggest that the use of grapes to treat whooping cough is simple and effective. You only need to mix 1 tablespoon of honey with a glass of grape juice, drink once a day and within 10 days.
Hope that you will get well soon with above home remedies for whooping cough.
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