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So i might be going to the ERtonight cause of my major problems with whooping cough with bouts every 10 minutes for 2 minutes, and i can't breathe for those 2 minutes, and then i throw up.

So has anyone had it? and what did you do?

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Connor had it in November. I ended up having to take him to emerg because he was having difficulty breathing. I did find that the steam shower sucked - it didn't help him at all. What helped him immensely was when I took him out to the van to go to the hospital - the cold air opened things up quickly......

Hope it passes quickly for you - it did for Connor - but man, it can be scary.......

Hugs.

Karen

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I didn't go to the ER, they said that they could do nothing for me at urgent care, but they were scared that during a coughing attack my o2 sat gets down around 79% which is pretty low...

Going back to the doc today, hoping they can do something, cause all cough drops have corn in them, so i can't have anything like that.

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Sorry, Molly I was an infant when I had it, so I can't remember a thing. My Mom said that I wasn't too bad off, but my twin sister and Dad were hospitalized for quite a while.

Karen has a point about the fresh air. They say that about croup, too. Steam shower and then get outside right to the cold night air.

I hope you feel better soon.

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The problem with the cold air was last night at 10 it was 69° so there was no cool air, they tried a nebulizer but that just made it worse, cause when you breathe out, the water goes everywhere.

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I had Whooping cough when I was about 5 years old. I barely can remember having it but I do know at that time I received no medication but was quarinteened for a couple of weeks until the problem cleared itself up.

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is wooping cough assosiated with celiac disease?? or did you just happen to get it? sorry you did that really sucks

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So i might be going to the ERtonight cause of my major problems with whooping cough with bouts every 10 minutes for 2 minutes, and i can't breathe for those 2 minutes, and then i throw up.

So has anyone had it? and what did you do?

There are a few "home remedies" that you can try to help with the symptoms. The first being cabbage soup or tea. It is rich in vitamin C (moreso than oranges) and also has a high sulfur content which would be beneficial. Carrots would also be of great help (maybe mix the two in a soup). Beta-carotene/vitamin A is a natural anti-inflammatory for the mucous membranes so it would ease the cough.

Oil of Oregano would be another option as it is considered a natural broad-spectrum "antibiotic" and has potent antivral and antifungal properties not found in standard antibiotics. You can take it either internally or via vapor steaming (3-6 drops of pure oil in a container of two quarts water that has set for 1 minute after boiling, and breathe vapors).

I would also suggest a good probiotic supplement as well as applying Vick's vapor rub to the soles of the feet, especially at night when coughing is at its worst. Vick's is much more effective that way (has something to do with reflexology).

Hope that you feel better soon.

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