Essential Oils for Whooping Cough

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Essential oils for whooping cough.....Whooping cough, or pertussis is a contagious acute respiratory tract infection. It continues to affect people of all ages.

This illness is caused by Bordetella pertussis, a gram-negative aerobic coccobacillus. It’s transferred from person to person through droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, or talking.

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Pertussis infection poses a high risk for infants. It can lead to hospitalization, pneumonia, dehydration, weight loss, or even death.

It’s commonly perceived as a childhood illness. However, substantial increases in adolescent and adult cases have been reported.

Annually, 30 million to 50 million cases of whooping cough are reported worldwide, with 300,000 associated deaths. In the United States in 2009, about 17,000 cases were reported to the CDC (Center for Disease Control).

The incubation period of pertussis is 5 to 21 days. The symptoms manifest themselves in three stages: catarrhal, paroxysmal, and convalescent.

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Catarrhal Stage

Catarrhal is defined as inflammation of mucous membranes, especially of the respiratory tract, accompanied by excessive secretions. This stage may last 1 to 2 weeks.

The characteristic non-specific symptoms resemble a viral respiratory tract infection, such as, rhinorrhea, lacrimation, malaise, cough, low-grade fever, nonproductive cough, and conjunctival inflammation.

Paroxysmal Stage

Paroxysm is defined as a severe attack or a sudden increase in intensity of a disease.

The cough gradually becomes more severe and frequent. This is the beginning of the paroxysmal stage. This stage can last 2 to 8 weeks. Severe coughing spells occur as multiple forceful coughs during a single exhalation. This is followed by an inspiratory whoop. These coughing episodes take place throughout the day. They may be more severe at night.

Convalescent Stage

The third and final stage is the convalescent stage. This stage may last 1 to 2 weeks. White blood cell count normalizes, and the cough becomes milder and less frequent. However, physical exertion or the onset of a viral respiratory infection can make recurrent cough.

The total duration of whooping cough can be 6 to 12 weeks.

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Essential oils for whooping cough.....

If pertussis is recognized early antibiotics are given. Antibiotics usually have no discernible effect if the paroxysmal stage is established. However, to limit the spread of the infection, especially to infants, antibiotics are recommended even if the course of the infection will likely be unaffected.

The antibiotics of choice are macrolides. There is no data of spreading resistance to this class so susceptibility testing is not performed.

The first-line agents recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics are erythromycin, azithromycin, and clarithromycin.

Sulfamethoxazole-trimethoprim is used in patients older than 2 months of age where macrolide antibiotics are contraindicated or not tolerated.

The dosing schedules of antibiotics and the controversial use of vaccines for prevention are beyond the scope of this article and web-site.

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There are essential oils that can help with whooping cough. The purpose of this article is to give information regarding the disease and to give an alternative therapy to help with treating it.

Essential oils for whooping cough :

• Basil
• Clary sage
• Hyssop
• Niaouli
• Rosemary
• Spike Lavender

Check the oil for specifics and safety data.

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