3 yr old with possible pertussis - Mothering Forums

Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 10-15-2011, 12:24 PM - Thread Starter
jackimari1's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Hi Jennifer,

My 3 year old may have pertussis but we are unsure yet. My pediatrician is treating her with zithromax right now and is saying that she will test her for it if she doesn't improve in 48 hours. I also have a 12 month old son and both my children are not vaccinated due to a family history of a fatal reaction to the dtap vaccine (in their paternal aunt). Anyway, I am wondering if there are any homeopathic  and/or holistic remedies that I can try to reduce the severity of the illness if it is in fact pertussis and reduce the chance of my son getting it at all. Thanks so much for your help!



jackimari1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
#2 of 2 Old 10-15-2011, 10:23 PM
drjkf's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 94
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Many natural remedies and homeopathics may be appropriate for your daughter, whether she has pertussis or another type of respiratory infection.  Since prescription of remedies, especially homeopathics, is so individual, you must visit a licensed naturopathic physician or experienced homeopath to get a proper prescription.  If you need to find a naturopath in your area, www.naturopathic.org has a very helpful physician finder for licensed physicians.  General supportive health measures, such as enough clean water, nourishing soups made with bone broths, and baths with epsom salts can be very helpful. 

This article may be helpful for you:




Dr. Jennifer Karon-Flores




Jennifer Karon-Flores, ND |
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
| Appointments in person, by phone & Skype 503/701-8766 |

Meeting you where you are, supporting you on your journey to whole body wellness


drjkf is offline  

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Online Users: 18,024

35 members and 17,989 guests
6unvaxxed , avocet , bananabee , blessedwithboys , Bow , Dakotacakes , Dear_Rosemary , Deborah , eastbaymama , Evelyn Marie Garcia , girlspn , healthy momma , hillymum , IsaFrench , katelove , Katherine73 , manyhatsmom , Michele123 , Mirzam , moominmamma , MountainMamaGC , NaturallyKait , Nessiesmith81 , Pulsar , rightkindofme , RollerCoasterMama , sarahjs , sciencemum , shantimama , Skippy918 , Springshowers , worthy , zebra15 , zoeyzoo
Most users ever online was 449,755, 06-25-2014 at 12:21 PM.