Learn How to Manage Whooping Cough with Ayurveda!

Whooping cough is also known as Pertussis, which is a contagious respiratory infection caused by bacteria, Bordetella pertussis. This bacteria spreads from infected person to you through air when they cough or sneeze. It is a preventable disease through vaccination.

Symptoms of Whooping Cough

You may notice the following symptoms, only after a week from the day of exposure:

  • Fever.
  • Nasal congestion.
  • Running nose.
  • Irritation and redness in the eyes.
  • Hacking cough with particular sound and may trigger vomiting.
  • Difficulty in breathing.
  • Fatigue.

Dos and Don'ts

  • You can take 1 tsp of tulsi leaves extract with ginger extract and honey twice daily.
  • Drink a small glass of milk boiled with few pinches of Turmeric and pepper.
  • Eat light and easily digestible food in small quantities to avoid vomiting.
  • Avoid moving out, exposure to dust, perfumes, smoke and other irritants which triggers coughing.
  • Drink sufficient boiled and cooled water to prevent dehydration.
  • Avoid curds, cold and refrigerated foods. Eat freshly cooked food when it is still warm.

Ayurvedic Management of Whooping Cough

Additional Reading

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) – An Overview

Whooping Cough – Symptoms and Treatment

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