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Treatments for Whooping Cough

Treatments for Whooping Cough:

Treatment of whooping cough starts with prevention. The best protection from getting or spreading the whooping cough is getting vaccinated as recommended with the whooping cough vaccine. Preventing the spread of whooping cough and other contagious diseases also includes covering the mouth and nose with an elbow or a tissue when sneezing or coughing and washing hands frequently with soap and water for at least 15 seconds.

Treatment of whooping cough includes antibiotic medications and requires hospitalization for infants. Older children and adults may or may need hospitalization, depending on the severity of the case, general health, and if complications have developed.

Treatment also includes rest, a cool-mist vaporizer, and supplemental oxygen may be needed to treat hypoxia. Treatment also includes drinking plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. Intravenous administration of fluids may be needed to prevent or treat dehydration, especially in infants.

Treatment List for Whooping Cough

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Whooping Cough includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

Alternative Treatments for Whooping Cough

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Whooping Cough may include:

  • Pertussis nosode homeopathic prevention
  • Drosera homeopathic remedy
  • Antimonium tartaricum homeopathic remedy
  • Carbo vegetabilis homeopathic remedy
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Whooping Cough: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Whooping Cough may include:

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Drugs and Medications used to treat Whooping Cough:

Note:You must always seek professional medical advice about any prescription drug, OTC drug, medication, treatment or change in treatment plans.

Some of the different medications used in the treatment of Whooping Cough include:

Hospital statistics for Whooping Cough:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Whooping Cough:

  • 0.0042% (531) of hospital consultant episodes were for whooping cough in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 97% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 46% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for whooping cough were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Whooping Cough

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