Last Modified on Jun 22, 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] 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.
[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.
My 14 year daughter's school nurse just called me and said that she has been exposed to whooping cough by someone who has it in a class of hers and she will need to be put on antibiotics before she can come back to school. I am completely torn as she has probably only (maybe) had one antibiotic when she was like 1 or something. I don't like them and I think it's ridiculous that our government makes us do this. If I choose not to put her on them then she will not be allowed to go back to school for 28 days.
My question is if anyone knows of a good natural remedy for the bordatella pertussis bacterium (whooping cough) if she or anyone else in my family actually gets it? Also if anyone knows of anything that might keep all of us from getting it in the first place. I read the two suggestions on the whooping cough ailment page concerning Vitaman C flushing and belledonna but I was wondering if anyone knew of any other remedies. I already have my whole family on iodine, D3, A, C, E, zinc, magnesium, selenium, omega 3's, probiotics, B-complex. Any answers will help. Thank you.