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#1 of 10 Old 12-29-2005, 09:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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What would be the ideal treatment of pertussis/whooping cough, for a typically healthy adult?

I'm reading sodium ascorbate. How is this different from ascorbic acid (salt, yeah, but more information than that please)? How much do you take, how often, how long until relief is obtained?

I've been wandering through posts, but, obviously, feel like crap, and am taking a short cut.
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I would take sodium ascorbate 1/2 teasp. twice a day until you see that you have loose stool. Then cut it back to 1/4 teasp twice a day. This is just what I would do.

If you have a severe cough attack go outside into the cool air.
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Ah, I did not realize sodium ascorbate is liquid form. Is that always the case? Please pardon my ignorance this is the first I've really explored in depth here.
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don't laugh....

I was wondering if you live near a cave ?

If you do , may I suggest going there for awhile ? The cave air will help you feel better.

licorice root helps the lungs. I take it for my asthma. HOWEVER..it raises blood pressure , so if you have high bp , I wouldn't take it.

Steam ? Turn the shower on HOT and sit in the bathroom with the door closed . That would help. If you don't want to waste the water you can fill the tub and then when it cools let the kids bathe.

Acidophilus is always a good thing to take when you are sick.
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Oh and while I'm thinking of it, will cough syrups and the like interfere with the benefits of absorption and such of vit c?
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OMG that was my first reaction to your "do you live in a cave," like how on earth can you be so dense woman as to not know this information!

I actually have low bp (90-100/50-60 - I think on the bottom number). So licorice root would work, although I abhore anything licorice. I don't even like fennel.

Thank you for your thoughts.
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LOL..It's a good thing I prefaced it with DON"T LAUGH.... If you live NEAR a cave I'd take advantage of it. I live near (within a 40min drive) of four HUGE caves.( one of them has a bottomless lake ! ) And about two hours away from Meramec Caverns. Talk about HUGE.

It could be that I am terribly dense. I have no idea where you live. LOL
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Sodium Ascorbate is powder and you can use it in water or juice. The brand I like is NutriBiotic from the health food store, because it has pretty much of a benign taste.

Some others can be sort of bitter for some reason.
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BBM I've replied via PM. For me, I would need about 24 grams a day to cope with whooping cough. That is six LEVEL teaspoons. How much you need depends on your immune system. Yes, I know... mine is a bunch of trash...

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If you have a severe cough attack go outside into the cool air.
My mom is really sick with bad coughing attacks right now (think it's pneumonia) but the cold air makes it ten times worse and then she's coughing so much she cant come up for air......any alternatives to the cold air?

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