COUGH WHOOPING, also called pertussis, is very contagious disease characterised by paroxysms of coughing that usually end in a prolonged, high pitched, crowing intake of breath – the whoop. It is also called pertussis, which is caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis, which invades the lining of the upper airways and the large and small bronchi passage that carry air from the trachea – the windpipe-into the lungs, causing inflammation and increased secretion. The infection is acquired by inhaling airborne droplets coughed up by an infected person, a highly contagious disease of the respiratory system. Basically, all ages may be affected.
Early symptoms those of the common cold; sneezing, running nose and eyes and listlessness. Fever could also be possible. Night cough develops after several days and the characteristic paroxysms and whoop are frequent, day and night. Vomiting due to gagging on sticky sputum often follows coughing spasms, causing the patient to lose fluid, weight, and the sleep. Victims have trouble breathing, due to an increase of mucus in the nose and throat. Conjunctivitis sets in, and has no appetite. Convalenscence usually begins within 4 weeks; the paroxysms become less frequent and severe, vomiting decreases. Victims often vomit thick globs of mucus following these coughing spells. The attacks can lead to inadequate oxygen circulation, which can cause convulsions. Whooping cough is a serious disease in children under four. Complications include Pneumonia, lung collapse, Middle ear infection, Hernia(from forceful coughing) and Bronchiectasis. Dangerous complications in infants include convulsions; choking on thich mucus, bleeding into the brain, eyes, skin and other tissues and Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) leading to spastic paralysis of muscles, mental retardation and other nervous ystem disorders.
Whooping cough can be prevented by immunisation or if immunitity to be strong enough. But while having treatment through Acupuncture SuJok energy system; its a Invasion of Lung meridian by the pathogenic Heat; irritable, thirst, scanty brown urine indicates that the body fluids have damaged by the internal Heat. There is defenietly a CURE effect of cough.The course of treatment is undoubtedly uneventful. As life style habbits makes a lot of difference. One must have to change the same if to opt for cure effect of whooping cough.
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