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Are there any good home remedies to treat whooping cough?

No. The cough of whooping cough is very frustrating because it is so unresponsive to typical treatments for other types of cough. Cough suppressants usually don't work and asthma medications also fail including oral steroids. About 1/3 of the time I have had some success by using Azithromycin on a daily basis. Talk to your physician about trying this antibiotic for its anti inflammatory effects. Read more...

What are effective home remedies to get rid of whooping cough?

None. Whooping cough will run it's course.Saline nose drops, humidification may help. Honey if over 1 year of age, but no proven cure exists as a home remedy. Read more...

What are the symptoms of whooping cough?

Depends on age. Whooping cough is caused by pertussis and symptoms follow 3 stages: catarrhal-runny nose, sneezing, low fever; paroxysmal-dry irritative hacking, eye-bulging, strangling, uninterupted "machine gun" cough every hour. Convalescent-symptoms diminish but can persist for 100 days. A "whoop" sound on breathing in can occur in children, but most teens and adults just cough without the whoop. Read more...

What are the symptoms of whooping cough besides coughing?

Varied. While the worst part of whooping cough is definitely the cough, patients may develop muscle pain from the coughing. I've also had patients who break blood vessels in their eye and get a blood red conjunctiva. Sleep interruption can also cause daytime fatigue. All these symptoms are a result of the cough. Read more...