I don't know if this is the correct place to post this question, so please correct me if it's not :)
Has anyone treated whooping cough at home, and what did you do, etc?
I need your support, mommas!! We are in day 3 of what seems to be a 'cold'. I have a 2 1/2 year old and 15 month old. I'm freaking out. My oldest has only had 1 round of vaxs, and reacted horribly which spurred DH and I to research and we decided, to stop and never do any more with any of our kids. That being said, our 15 month old doesn't have any. We truly believe that this is the right and the best thing for our family, and don't question our decision regarding it at all.
I am worried about dealing with the sickness if this is what they have. I have been reading a few websites, but they all have the usual garbage about getting vaxed...I just need some first hand experience and advice.... I know that if they do have it, it will be worth the natural immunity they will have. I don't know for sure that they have been in contact with anyone who has it, and I don't know of anyone who has been diagnosed. BUT there is a man at church that we recently went on a trip with (never in close contact though) who recently got the booster and came down with symptoms for a few days, and then was fine... He claimed that he wasn't contagious, etc. We politely asked him not to come on the trip, and he came on his own without telling us he was coming.
The symptoms my boys have are:
-Slight coughs (ODS's sounds croupy)
-Bouts of tiredness, but no lethargy
I have been using eucalyptus EO on chest neck and back and in diffuser, along with a little lemon EO. Hephar sulph, and Aconite seem to help for a little while. Sleeping with humidifier.
I appreciate all the input anyone wants to give :)