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
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
Attack of cough with characteristic whoop
Onset of fever
Cold, dry hacking irritating cough
Paroxysmal Stage (spasmodic stage)
Mouth open with saliva drooping
This stage last for 2-4weeks
This stage last for another 2-4 week.
Symptoms diminish in frequency and severity
Recovery is slow
Erythromycin, dose 50mg/kg
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
It is best suited remedy for Whooping cough.
Dyspnoea, constant constriction in the chest.
Yearly attack of difficult shortness of breathing.
Continue sneezing, coryza
Cough incessant and violent, with every breath.
Chest seems full of phlegm, but does not yield to coughing.
Whooping cough with nose bleed, and from mouth.
Bleeding from lungs, with nausea, feeling of constriction, rattling cough.
Haemoptysis from slightest exertion.
Hoarseness, especially at end of a cold.
Intermittent fever, irregular cases
Slightest chill with much heat, nausea, vomiting and dyspnoea.
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.
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.
Child grasps at throat every time he coughs.
Very sensitive to inspired air.
Shortness of breath.
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.
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.