10 Effective Ways To Treat Whooping Cough

Whooping cough is a highly contagious and potentially life-threatening condition, especially for babies who are less than 6 months old. But taking preventive measures early on cuts the risks for dangerous complications by a longshot. 

Here are some ways that one can do to alleviate and/or get rid of whooping coughs…

1. Get Vaccinated

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Vaccines help prevent the risk of whooping cough. The United States healthcare system usually uses two vaccines, the DTaP, which is used for kids below 7 years old, and Tdap for older children and adults, especially for pregnant women. As the vaccines weaken over time, it’s recommended to get them again as prescribed by doctors.

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2. Take Antibiotics

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Antibiotics have a much stronger effect than over-the-counter medicine. Doctors usually recommend erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin among others, to reduce the symptoms and impede the spread of infections.

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3. Have A Humidifier

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Getting a cool-mist vaporizer or a humidifier for your house does more than making it smell fantastic. For kids with whooping cough, it helps soothe coughing and unclog mucus buildup in the airways.

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4. Exposure To Clean Air

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Air quality is a major factor in diagnosing and treating whooping cough. If possible, consider moving to a less polluted area with cleaner air could help relieve the symptoms and facilitate easier recovery.

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5. Observing Good Hygiene 

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Being hygienic makes a big difference. Because whooping cough can be contagious, washing hands after coughing or sneezing is a must in order to not infect others.

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6. Drinking Fluids

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Proper hydration is really important in recovering from whooping cough. Drinking lots of water, juices, and even soups is encouraged, although alcoholic beverages are to be avoided. 

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7. Drinking Honey

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Honey is more than just Winnie the Pooh’s go-to snack. It’s often used as a remedy to both ordinary and whooping coughs, as well as throat infections thanks to its antibacterial properties.

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8. Kitchen Spices

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Household kitchen spices like garlic and turmeric both have antiseptic properties which makes them a remedy for various conditions, especially for whooping cough. One can put them in a juicer and drink the juice up to 3x a day.

It may be difficult, but the body needs it to recover faster…

9. Eat Small Meals

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Since whooping cough can cause vomiting, patients might avoid eating in order to prevent vomiting. But as the body still needs food to recover, you should still eat, at least up to how much they can take. 

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10. Get Plenty Of Rest

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After having used all these remedies, rest comfortably as much as you can. Getting enough rest lets the body recover and gain more strength in battling the infection. 

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