Health > Whooping Cough
This is a highly infectious bacterial disease characterised by a strange ‘whoop’ sound upon coughing.
Whooping cough or pertussis, is a highly contagious and potentially dangerous respiratory infection. It should always be treated by a conventional doctor. If left untreated, it can cause lung damage and recurrent bronchial infections, brain damage or death.
Whooping cough is caused by bacteria. It is spread by droplets of water sneezed or coughed by the sufferer.
You must go to a doctor and receive treatment for this as soon as possible. Any delay could be very dangerous.
Alternative therapies should be used only in conjunction with conventional medicine.
Herbal Therapies - For cough relief, try wild black cherry (Prunus serotina) bark syrup.
Other herbs that might help relieve the cough include sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), thyme (Thymus vulgaris), (Lactuca canadensis).
Homoeopathy - Homoeopathic remedies can help supplement conventional care remedies may include Carbo vegetabilis, Drosera, or Coccus cacti.
Always have your children immunised against this disease - it is commonplace these days.