Whooping Cough Symptom - What are the sign & symptom of Whooping Cough
What are the commom symptoms of Whooping Cough ?
The disease has a catarrhal and a spasmodic stage. For the first week, the cough is like an
ordinary upper respiratory catarrh. At the end of a week, it becomes spasmodic and comes in
bouts, initially more often during the night, but later during the day as well. The child goes on
coughing. His face becomes red and suffused, the tongue protrudes and the eyes begin to
water. At the end of the bout, the child takes a deep breath, and there is a prolonged croaking
sound which is called a whoop. This sound is produced by the air entering through a partially
closed glottis ( entrance to the larynx). This gives the disease its name. The child brings out a
sticky secretion from his nose and mouth and very often vomits. At the end of the bout, the child
lies back exhausted.
Gradually, over the next three or four weeks, the bouts of cough and their
duration become less and disappear in about 8 to 10 weeks from the beginning of the disease.
In immunized children, the disease is mild and atypical.
Due to the severity of bouts of cough, bleeding can occur into the eyes, from the nose, the lung,
and , in rare cases, into the brain, resulting in convulsions.
In many young children, lung
complications such as collapse of a part of the lung are common because of the thick sticky
nature of the secretions blocking the passage of air to a part of the lung. Secondary infection
may result in pneumonia. They may be convulsions, and, in rare cases, inflammation of the
Symptom of Whooping cough (pertussis)
Whooping cough is not dangerous to children over the age of two. Infants who contract whooping cough should be monitored professionally, as the condition can be fatal in these cases. Symptom of Whooping cough (pertussis) may include these symptoms:
- sore, watery eyes
- nasal discharge
- lips, tongue, and nailbeds may turn blue during coughing spells
Symptoms of Whooping Cough
- A white or Yellow Film on the Tongue
- Dry Mouth
- Bitter, Sour, or Metallic Tastes
- Post Nasal Drainage
- White Nodules on the Tonsils
- Brushing and Dental Flossing the Teeth Makes no Difference
- A Loss of Self Confidence and Self Esteem
Prevention tips for Whooping Cough Cure andWhooping Cough Remedies :
Certain remedies have been found highly beneficial in the treatment of Whooping Cough .
most effective of these remedies is the use of garlic. The syrup of garlic should be given in the
dosage of five drops to a tablespoon two or three times a day for treating this condition. It should
be given more often if the coughing spells are frequent and violent.
- Ginger ( adrak) is another effective remedy for whooping cough. A teaspoon of fresh ginger
juice, mixed with a cup of fenugreek ( methi) decoction and honey to taste, is an excellent
diaphoretic. It acts as an expectorant in this disease.
- A syrup prepared by mixing a teaspoon of fresh radish (muli) with equal quantity of honey and a
little rock salt, is beneficial in the treatment of this disease. It should be given thrice daily.
Almond (badam) oil is valuable in whooping cough. It should be given missed with 10 drops
each of fresh white onion juice and ginger juice, daily thrice for a fortnight . It will give relief.
- After further recovery, he can adopt a regular well-balanced diet,
according to his age. The emphasis should be on fresh fruit, fruit and vegetable juices and milk.
When the convalescent stage has been reached, the child should be encouraged to spend as
much time as possible out of doors.