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Whopping Cough in Adults
Whopping cough also known as pertussis is a highly contagious disease involving the respiratory tract and is different than persistent coughs and dry coughs. The cause of whopping cough is bacterium, Bordetella pertussis, which is found in the mouth, nose and throat of an infected person.
Whopping cough can occur at any age, but severe illness is more common in young children that have not been immunized. Adults can get whopping cough with mild symptoms, usually a persistent cough. The main reason people get whopping cough as adolescents and adults is that the immunity has waned since the last immunization was given before kindergarten.
It is recommended that booster injections are given to protect against whopping cough infections between the ages of 11-64. Without any immunization the symptoms are more severe, so make sure to check with your doctor if you have a cough that lasts longer then two weeks. One attack is usually immunity for many years, but the immunity wanes with time.
Whopping cough is spread when the infected person coughs or sneezes, then the Bordetella pertussis bacterium is spread in droplets. Whopping cough starts as a mild upper respiratory infection that includes:
- Runny nose
- Occasional cough.
Then within 10-14 days the cough becomes more severe and thick sputum may be present. These symptoms may persist for 1 to 2 months usually at night. The incubation period is 7-14 days, but may be as long as 3 weeks. The coughs often are uncontrollable clusters and may cause vomiting. Rarely adults have the "whoop" characteristic when coughing.
Whopping cough can be transmitted 7 days following exposure to an infected person, to 3 weeks after the coughing episodes begin. Whopping cough is only contagious for 5-7 days if antibiotic therapy has begun.
Antibiotic therapy is the treatment option that is recommended to decrease the spread of infection. The antibiotics will not affect the course of the disease. Along with antibiotics, adequate hydration is also recommended.
Esotyne - Helpful for Cough
Esotyne is the all natural cough-control formula that helps stop your cough with natural and clinically proven ingredients, rivaling the effectiveness of popular prescription medications.
With a potent blend of vitamins, minerals, and clinically evaluated botanicals, Esotyne's all natural cough remedy addresses the nutritional need of the immune system, while working to ease the symptoms of your acute or chronic cough.
Esotyne not only addresses potential nutritional deficiencies, but provides your body with an influx of potent botanicals that work to neutralize your cough. This formula can be used as your supplementary tool for clearing bronchial passage ways and reducing inflammation.
The ingredients in Esotyne include:
- Vitamin C - It is commonly known that a cough can be caused by an allergy or an upper respiratory tract infection. Vitamin C helps neutralize coughs by reducing inflammation and controlling histamines.
- Bromelain - Bromelain has proven successful in clinical study for various conditions, including upper respiratory congestion and soft tissue inflammation.
- Quercetin - This potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agent is helpful for managing chronic cough.
- Bee Pollen - Natures wonder food, Bee Pollen contains a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that include: carotenoids, B-Vitamin compounds, vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin K, rutin, folic acid, choline, inositol, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulfur, sodium, chlorine, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, silicon, molybdenum, boron, and titanium. Bee Pollen is an integral component to Esotyne, as it boosts immunity. In fact, Bee Pollen is commonly recommended to help with allergies, hay fever, and chronic cough.
- Bee Propolis - Yet another supplement produced by bees, Propolis is powerful and natural antibiotic that may prevent the cell division of bacteria while also breaking down bacterial walls.
- Royal Jelly - Is known to aid in liver disease, insomnia, ulcers, and chronic cough.
- Golden Seal - Boosts the immune system while helping with inflammation of the mucous membranes. Golden Seal is especially useful for upper respiratory infections.
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