Last Modified on Nov 30, 2014
Natural remedies and homeopathic treatments for whooping cough can help one heal from this exhausting illness. Natural antibiotics like garlic, or pH balancing tonics like apple cider vinegar are often used to treat this condition naturally.
Whooping cough (pertussis) is primarily a children’s disease that may last for weeks. This highly contagious respiratory tract infection is caused by bacteria and recognized by the “whoop” that accompanies the hacking cough. Pregnant women and infants (babies under 6 months are at the greatest risk for serious complications and usually hospitalized for treatment) should avoid close contact with infected people.
Home Remedies for Whooping Cough
Natural antibiotics can kill the bacteria. A home remedy for a cough syrup would not be useful as the body needs to cough up the mucus; cough syrups are not often recommended for whooping cough.
Colloidal silver might be the most effective natural antibiotic. However, other home remedies would include garlic, cayenne, honey, black and green tea and citrus.
Treatment at home would include rest, lots of liquids and small meals. A vaporizer with eucalyptus, lavender or lemon oil can make breathing easier.
Immune System Boosters
Maintaining a healthy immune system is a life-long goal. Green tea, probiotics, vitamins C and D3 and zinc, among others, can give a quick lift.
White Pine Needle Tea
This old herbal remedy mixes white pine needles and bee balm, simmering until it’s a thick tea. Add honey, refrigerate and take as needed.
Apple Cider Vinegar Tonic
This home cure will help with overall health as well as with breaking up the congestion. Take 2-3 times a day.
This homeopathic remedy is used for respiratory ailments (such as asthma) and coughs. Drosera has been used to help children with severe coughing, gagging and retching.
Untreated whooping cough can take 2 months to run its course. However, natural antibiotics and home remedies can often shorten the duration and make the sufferer more comfortable. Infants need to be closely observed and are usually hospitalized.
[YEA] My sixteen year old came down with whooping cough six weeks ago. Yes he was vaccinated and had a booster. After lots of research I learned that 90% of whooping cough patients had the vaccine. So to the posters who said we shouldn't need a thread that lists natural remedies for the whooping cough disease is very wrong!
What really helped our son was vit c and colloidal silver. It minimizes symptoms. We saturated his body with the vit c. about 1000 ml every couple of hour. We are continuing with 3000 ml a day until all congestion is gone. He is recovering!
[YEA] We did not realize until we were in the depths of it that we had whooping cough, we found that garlic salve has helped quite a bit. We make the slave by taking 1/3 cup coconut oil, 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic, 2tbp olive oil, 5 or so drops of lavendar oil. Blend at high speed in a blender then push through a screen or sieve to get out any large pieces. We apply this to the chest and back and to the soles of the feet. It's a great infection fighter/immune booster.
This is taken from the book "Be Your Own Doctor" by Rachel Weaver. I highly suggest thus book, lots of great info in there.
Also we have found that lavendar in the oil diffuser helps with congestion.
My daughter may have whooping cough and she is 15. I plan on putting food grade hydrogen peroxide in a vaporizer. With some reverse osmosis water. I don't know how much to put in, but I did notice that someone put in 32 drops for 1 cup.
So for a gallon it would be how much? 8 x 32 drops? which would be 256 drops?
Wish there was a clear recipe, so I might try just 1/2 cup
Replied by Mama to Many
Approval Ratings YEA (1) 100% Posted by Dr.Ashfaq A.Khan (Lahore, Punjab) on 11/17/2012
[YEA] For Whooping Cough, please try PERTUSSINUM 200. It's a homoeopathic remedy and can be used as a prophylactic too. To your child just give one dose and await results. It's a speedy-working remedy and I've been using it for the last 20 years in my clinic with success. Best of luck.Posted by Bella (San Jose, Ca) on 01/13/2013
Some important questions to ask yourself regarding vaccines are: Why do the rich countries have so many autistic children? The members on the CDC board have previously profited when a vaccine was approved, talk about creepy. They had shares in the company that made the vaccines. Also vaccines are pulled after not being deemed safe, such as the pneumonoccol vaccine. Sorry we just used your kid as a guinea pig. Also, from personal expereince, my family member was hospitalized after recieving a childhood vaccine and ended up with the disease.
In addition, some vaccines are not prolife (they harm a human life when cultivating the vaccine). There is a website that list vaccines where you can find which vaccines are prolife and which ones are not.Replied by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
Approval Ratings YEA (2) 100% Posted by Lisa (Belmont, Ma) on 02/02/2010
[YEA] My 3 yr. old daughter came down with whooping cough. I had read that doing a vitamin C flush and then keeping the body saturated with vitamin C for 12-48 hours would kill the bacteria causing the whooping cough. The instructions for children of this age that I could find recommended starting at 250 mgs of vitamin C every 20 minutes until a BM of tapioca-like consistency was achieved. This means the body is saturated with vitamin C and starting to expell excess as waste. One would then add up the total amount of vitamin C required to achieve the loose BM, subtract one 250mg dosage and give that amount every four hours for up to 48 hours. The instructions said that if the child does not reach a loose BM with this amount of vitamin C w/in 24 hours, to then increase the amount of C to 500 mg every half hour until loose BM occurs and then doing similar calcuation. Add up mgs of C given to produce BM, subtract 500mg and then give that amount every 4 hours.
Well, I also read in another study of Vitamin C and whooping cough that one can have to take up to 1000mg per Kilogram of body weight. My daughter is roughly 32 lbs, so that could mean that she could have to ingest up to close to 15,000mgs per day of Vitamin C to reach saturation.
So, knowing that my daughter can tolerate rather high levels of Vitamin C (because I have used it to treat other illnesses) I started her on 750 mgs every 40 - 50 mins beginning at 8:45 am until her bedtime at 8:00pm and was unsuccessful at producing a loose BM. So, the next day, beginning at 7:40 am (both days giving first dosage on an empty stomach) I started giving her 1000mgs every half an hour (both days stopping at nap time and resuming as soon as she awoke). I also started this second morning giving her Belladonna 30C every 2.5 hours all day. Since she did not have a loose BM even on 1000mg every half hour, I just continued this dosage without increase until bedtime at 7:45 and then resumed the third morning at 7:30am with 1000mg every half hour and Belladonna 30C every 2.5 hours (and at every coughing jag) until naptime. After naptime I gave 1000mg every 45 minutes until bedtime (still Belladonna every 2.5 hours)at 7:30pm. The fourth morning beginning at 8am I continued giving 1000 vitamin C every 45 minutes and Belladonna every 2.5 hours until about 5 pm when her symptoms were noticeably reduced. At that time I started giving vitamin c 1000mg every hour until bed. The 5th morning she was mostly cough-free, but I continued to give 1000mg vitamin C every 2 hours throughout days 5-6, still giving Belladonna, but now every 4 hours. Today, day 7, she is totally well, and I am phasing out both vitamin C and Belladonna with 1000mg every 4 hours and Belladonna just at naptime and bedtime.
I seem to have contracted the whooping cough from my daughter, so I am trying the same remedies on myself to see if I get the same or similar results (although, Cinchona and Drosera seem more indicated as homeopathic remedies for me than for my daughter. Her whooping cough attacks were followed by sneezing, sometimes little sneezing "fits", so Belladonna was clearly indicated for her because of the sneezing. I do not really have any sneezing so far.) I will post again, if same remedy works for me.Replied by Angela
Vancouver Island, Canada