Whooping cough or pertussis is also called an infectious disease. This disease usually occurs in children under 1 year of age. Whooping cough is caused by bacteria that name Bacterium bordetelle, but not infrequently caused by B. parapertussis.
The incubation period of the whooping cough is about 3 days to 12 days. whooping cough symptoms are usually begins with symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions out continuously. Then after one week to two weeks, whooping cough symptoms, was transformed into a continuous cough, but still there is a pause to cough. Cough sometimes followed by vomiting. This is due to the nausea experienced by patients with whooping cough. Because of the vomiting, malnutrition often occurs in children. Whooping cough can be triggered by yawning, laughing, or screaming. But will be reduced after 1 to 2 months. Whooping cough can be complications with pneumonia, encephalitis, pulmonary hypertension, and bacterial infections that follow.
Whooping cough is spread through the respiratory tract. Transmission of whooping cough can be prevented by giving antibiotics to others to prevent infecting bacterium that causes whooping cough type this. Avoid direct contact with patients with whooping cough is highly recommended to avoid infection. People with whooping cough are advised to use a mask to reduce transmission.
Whooping cough is to treat the patient should be taken to the hospital. Usually they will put the patient in a quiet room. that cough is stimulated to occur. For severe cases will usually be given supplemental oxygen. to replace fluids lost through vomiting, usually intravenously. But prior to hospitalization, it is better at home, when symptoms of whooping cough is starting to look, you should use drugs. There are many drugs that can be given to our families who have whooping cough. One that I know of a cure for whooping cough is Wild Lettuce, and there may be many other types of cough medicine.
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