Whooping Cough: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Home remedies for Whooping Cough, cough remedies

Whooping Cough: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Home remedies for Whooping Cough, cough remedies

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Home Remedies>> Whooping Cough/Pertussis



Written and Reviewed By :
Dr. Riddhi P. Sardhara.



What is whooping cough?

Whooping cough is a highly contagious and uncontrollable cough. It commonly affects children.

Causes of Whooping Cough.

  • By bacterial infection.

  • Contact with the patient.

  • By air transmission from the infected person.

  • Use of contaminated belongings or utensils.


  • Symptoms of Whooping Cough

  • The onset of symptoms is similar to the common cold, like running nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, and sometimes fever.

  • After that uncontrollable and high-pitched sound cough.

  • Mucus productions feeling in the throat.

  • Vomiting after the high frequency of cough.

  • Exhaustion due to cough.

  • Home Remedies For Whooping Cough/Pertussis

  • Avoid cold, and stale food items.

  • Take warm and easy-to-digest food.

  • Take lentils, green gram, and vegetable soup twice a day.

  • Take turmeric warm water for drinking. (take a cup of warm water, add 1 pinch of the turmeric powder, take directly after.)

  • Gargle with salt and turmeric water 2-3 times a day, it helps to soothe the throat well.

  • Take Vasa (Adhatoda vasica) juice with warm water is also beneficial for extreme coughing. It acts as an expectorant and relieves inflammations.

  • Take ajwain seed, and black pepper, roast in cow ghee, make a powder, take it 1 pinch with cow ghee and honey, twice a day it helps.

  • Roast cloves and cinnamon in pan for while, until they give aroma, make a powder, add into jaggery, take it in the morning, it reduces the coughing.

  • Take cardamom in the goat/ cow milk, boil for 5 minutes, add pippalimoola (the root of piper longum), it reduces coughing and gives relief from the strain, and induces sleep.

  • Take steam inhalation of normal water/ medicated water, it gives relief from the sneezing and headache too.


  • When to consult a doctor?

  • It is advisable to consult a doctor and get the right medicine given by him.

  • Avoid complications and long-duration treatment by taking the right medicine at the right time.


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