12 Effective Home Remedies To Ease And Heal Whooping Cough (Pertussis)

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1.  Avoid Mucus-Forming Foods

You will already have more mucus than you can handle with whooping cough, so avoid foods that tend to increase the production of mucus, such as eggs, flour, sugar, milk, and other dairy products. Focus on eating more light foods such as soups with plenty of garlic, vegetables, and herbal teas. Homeopathic remedies include Drosera for coughing fits that involve vomiting or gagging or Cuprum for coughing fits that are followed by huge gasps for air or any type of difficulty breathing.

 

2. Ginger

Ginger is a terrific expectorant that can help with most types of respiratory infections including whooping cough. Ginger has antibacterial compounds that can help to kill off this disease along with immune strengthening compounds that encourage your body to fight the bacteria on its own and recover faster. Drink three or four cups of ginger tea each day. You can also sweeten the tea with raw, organic honey. Another method is to mix one tablespoon of fresh ginger juice and one tablespoon of raw organic honey and consume this three times each day.

 

3. Wild Cherry Bark

To ease the raw and sore throat that comes from whooping cough, stay well hydrated and use some wild cherry bark lozenges. This is not a good choice for children, as they can choke on them if they have a coughing fit, but for adults, these can go a long way towards numbing the pain and easing the soreness. These are readily available in almost all health food and natural stores.

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