Whooping Cough Treatment
Be careful if taking any over-the-counter medications to treat whooping cough. Because many types of cough medicine on the market that was less powerful to treat whooping cough. Even the drug can not relieve symptoms of cough.
Overcoming Whooping Cough in infants and children
Infants and children who have whooping cough will be placed in isolation spaces to avoid spreading the infection. The main treatment given is antibiotics to fight infectious bacteria. Corticosteroids will be given to overcome airway inflammation. Both antibiotics and corticosteroids can be administered by infusion. The lid of oxygen may be given to assist breathing.
Infants and children with severe whooping cough can cause damage to their lungs. Special handling in hospitals will concentrate on the use of respiratory aids (ventilation) and the provision of drugs to control their blood pressure with drugs.
In more severe circumstances, an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (OMO) oxygenation oxygenation may be carried out, in which the oxygen is passed directly to the body without passing through the lungs. This procedure will be provided if other techniques are unsuccessful and the lungs are already severely damaged.
Handling in adolescents and adults
Treatment of whooping cough in adolescents and adults can usually be treated alone at home or with antibiotics as prescribed by a doctor. Here are some simple steps for self-care at home:
- To cure symptoms of fever and sore throat, you can take ibuprofen or paracetamol.
- To avoid dehydration, it is advisable to drink plenty of water.
- Remove all mucus or vomiting when coughing so that the patient does not choke or inhale again.
- It is recommended to rest a lot.