Whooping Cough Remedies

Pertussis, more commonly known as “whooping cough,” is caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacteria. It is a respiratory illness which is reputed with a dreadful cough. The cough lasts so long that sometimes pertussis is called “the hundred day cough.” Natural remedies like vitamin C, the herb mullein and dietary modifications can go a long way to reduce the intensity of the coughing and bring much comfort until the illness has passed.

Three Stages of Pertussis


Initially, pertussis symptoms mimic that of the common cold. These symptoms usually begin 5-10 days after exposure to the bacteria, though it can take 3 weeks for the symptoms to develop. This stage typically lasts from 1-3 weeks.1 

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List of Remedies for Whooping Cough