Whooping Cough and Herbal Medicine
Host: Sam Coffman “The Human Path”
California has officially declared a Whooping Cough (Pertussis) epidemic. This is a very serious illness that can even cause death. At a minimum, this illness makes it extremely difficult to function normally in the manner that a post-disaster environment would require. Basic necessary chores and working, exacerbates coughing spells, and of course noise discipline is non-existent if someone has this illness.
Thousands of people have been infected with Pertussis this year already, and it is not only infants who are coming down with it. Adults and children who HAVE BEEN VACCINATED are also getting Pertussis. This brings to question of course, the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
More importantly, however, it is vital to be able to recognize whooping cough when it presents itself. What are the initial symptoms? The late stage symptoms? Most importantly, what can we do about it, especially in a post-disaster environment? The orthodox, pharmaceutical treatment for Pertussis includes antibiotics that can have moderate to severe side effects and many of them are not antibiotics you would expect to be stocking up on.
Moreover, if a person has been infected for several weeks, it is very difficult to effectively treat it at all with antibiotics. Finally, there is no real treatment to quell or help the horrible spasmodic coughing fits.
Join Sam as he talks through the signs, symptoms and pathophysiology of Pertussis, then describes approaches using herbal medicine to not only help alleviate the coughing, but also help your body overcome the illness completely.
Sam Coffman Website: http://thehumanpath.com/
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