Home Remedies For Whooping Cough – Treatment For Cough

By | October 9, 2009

Dry Cough And Home Remedies For Cold Cough

Whooping cough also known as pertussis is a condition that is caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. Whooping cough is a contagious condition that involves an infection of one’s respiratory tract or system. This illness gets its name on account of the “whooping” sound that a person makes while inhaling, after a severe coughing spell. The initial signs and symptoms of this condition are quite similar to that of the common cold. Sneezing, a runny nose, low fever and a mild cough are some of the symptoms of this condition. In about one to two weeks the irritating dry cough gradually turns into severe coughing spells.

Dry Cough Home Remedies – Cold Cough Treatment

There are several home remedies however that can help in treating this condition. Ginger is considered to be one of the best remedies for treating this condition. Grate a piece of ginger and then extract the juice from the shavings. Simultaneously you will need to boil a cup of water (250 ml) and then add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds to the boiling water. Let the two simmer for a while on a low flame, till the quantity of water is reduced to half. Once the decoction cools add a teaspoon of the ginger juice and honey to it and stir. This mixture should be sipped on slowly. It will help in gaining relief from the cough.

Mix a teaspoon each of honey and freshly extracted radish juice. Add a dash of rock salt and mix all the ingredients well. This concoction should be had three times day to help reduce symptoms. Another effective remedy involves the use of almond oil. About 5-6 drops of the oil have to be mixed with 10 drops of ginger juice and onion juice. This mixture has to be consumed three times in a day. Garlic syrup is also recommended for this condition. Half a teaspoon of the syrup has to be had 2-3 times’ a day in order to treat the illness. It should be had more often, if in case the coughing spells tend to get more violent and frequent. Roast 2-3 cloves and then grind them into a fine powder. This should then be added to a teaspoon of powdered milk or sugar. A dash of this mixture if had 3-4 times a day will also help in treating this condition. If none of these remedies seem to work and the condition appears to be getting worse, then consulting a physician is highly recommended.