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WHOOPING COUGH AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE
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WHOOPING COUGH AND ITS HOMOEOPATHIC MEDICINE




Whooping cough is an acute highly infectious disease of Respiratory tract.

It is also known as Petrusis.

It is very common in spring season


Age-Common in young children


Cause

    Bordetella Petrusis

    It is gram negative and cocco bacillus

    It is transmitted by Droplet Infection.


Incubation period - 1-4 week

1st week is highly infected catarrhal infection


Clinical Feature

     Mild fever 

     Attack of cough with characteristic whoop


Catarrhal Stage

     Onset of fever

     Cold, dry hacking irritating cough

     Malaise

     Anorexia


Paroxysmal Stage (spasmodic stage)

     Dry cough

     Irritating cough

     Violent cough

     Mouth open with saliva drooping

     Cyanosed

     This stage last for 2-4weeks


Convalescent stage

    This stage last for another 2-4 week.

    Symptoms diminish in frequency and severity

    Recovery is slow


Complications

    Bronchopneumonia

    Epistaxis

    Emphysema

    Pulmonary collapse

    Tuberculosis

    Convulsions


Management

    Erythromycin, dose 50mg/kg

    Isolation

    Fluide and electrolyte control

    Antibiotic- to reduce infection

  1. Active immunization- Vaccine of single antigen.

  2. It is killed vaccine

   Dose- 0.5 ml

   3. Combined vaccine- DPT, 0.5ml(IM)



Homoeopathic medicine for Whooping cough

  1. Ipecacuanha
  2. Belladonna
  3. Aconite
  4. Drosera


Ipecacuanha

     It is best suited remedy for Whooping cough.

    Dyspnoea, constant constriction in the chest.

    Yearly attack of difficult shortness of breathing.

    Continue sneezing, coryza

    Wheezing cough.

    Cough incessant and violent, with every breath.

    Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing.

    Suffocative cough.

    Whooping cough with nose bleed, and from mouth.

    Bleeding from lungs, with nausea, feeling of constriction, rattling cough.

    Croup

    Haemoptysis from slightest exertion.

    Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold.

    Intermittent fever, irregular cases

    Slightest chill with much heat, nausea, vomiting and dyspnoea.


Belladonna

    Bell is very useful medicine for Whooping type of cough.

    Drying in nose, fauces, larynx, trachea.

    Tickling, short, dry cough, worse at night

    Larynx feels sore.

    Respiration oppressed, quick and unequal.

    Whooping and barking cough.

    During cough pain in stomach before attack, with expectoration of blood.

    Stitches in chest when coughing.

    Larynx very painful, feels as if a foreign body were in it, with cough.

    High piping voice.

    Moaning at every breath.

    A high feverish state with comparative absence of toxaemia.

    Feet icy cold.

    No thirst with fever.

    Superficial blood vessels, distended.

    Perspiration dry only on head.


Aconite

    Complaint caused by exposure to dry, cold weather, draught of cold air.

    Acute, sudden and violent invasion, with fever, call for it.

    Constant pressure in left chest.

    Oppressed breath on leat motion.

    Hoarse, dry, croupy cough.

    Labored breathing.

   Child grasps at throat every time he coughs.

   Very sensitive to inspired air.

   Shortness of breath.

   Larynx sensitive.

   Stitches through chest.

   Cough dry, short, hacking, worse at night and after midnight.

   Hot feeling in lungs.

   Tingling in chest after cough.

   Cold stage most marked.

   Thirst and restlessness always present.

   Chilly if uncovered or touched.


Drosera

    It is highly effective remedy for Whooping cough.

    Affects markedly the respiratory organs and was pointed out by Hahnemann as the principal remedy for        Whooping cough.

    Phthisis pulmonum, vomiting of food from coughing with gastric irritation and profuse irritation.

    Cough very deep hoarse, worse after midnight.

    Yellow expectoration, with bleeding from nose and mouth.

    Rough, scraping sensation deep in the fauces and soft palate.

    Harassing and titillating cough in children not at all through the day, but commences as soon as the head    touches the pillow at night.

    Internal chilliness, shivering with hot face, cold hands

    Thirst absent during fever.

    Is always too cold, even in the bed.


The selection of homoeopathic remedies based on symptom similarities and the selection of doses depends upon  the Susceptibility of patient.

Don't take homoeopathic medicine without any prescription / without any advise of physician.


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