Whooping cough or pertussis is a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane, is an infectious disease. It usually affects infants during the first year of life, and children up to five years of age.
The child develops a cold with a marked cough gradually it becomes more severe and convulsive. The disease may last for some weeks.
Frequent vomiting, may lead to the bursting of small blood vessels in tile nose or the conjunctiva of the eyes.
The serious knottinesses of whooping cough are broncho-pneumonia and infection of the middle ear. Fits may also occur in severe cases.
Use of pungent food garlic is an effective remedy for whooping cough. Garlic syrup should be given in doses of five drops to a teaspoon, two or three times a day, for better treatment for this condition. The syrup should be given more often if the coughing spells are severe and convulsive.
Ginger is yet another effective remedy for whooping cough. Take a teaspoon of fresh ginger juice with a cup of fenugreek decoction and honey to taste, is an excellent diaphoretic.
The fenugreek decoction can be made by boiling one teaspoon of seeds in 250 ml of water till it is reduced to half in quantity.
Take a teaspoon of fresh radish juice with an equal quantity of honey and a little rock salt. This syrup is beneficial in the treatment of this disease; it should be given thrice daily.
G-Kof capsules (cough)
The comprehensive cough remedy with advanced performance. Relaxes chest muscles, eases breathing and induces sense of well being. It is helpful for both productive and dry cough.It has found to be a good expectorant in chronic cough for treating whooping cough.
Almond oil is worthful in whooping cough. Five drops of almond oil should be mixed with ten drops of fresh white onion juice and ginger juice, and should be taken thrice daily for a fortnight. It will provide a fast relief.