PERTUSSIS / WHOOPING COUGH PROTECTION
Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a contagious respiratory disease. It’s caused by the Bordetella (B.) pertussis bacterium that attaches to the cilia (tiny, hair-like extensions) lining part of the upper respiratory tract, causing increased inflammation, and resulting in thick mucus production, difficult for young babies to expel.
Vaccinating pregnant women with the DTaP vaccine has become recommended by many obstetricians. The assumption is that doing so will protect the baby in some way, although this has never been confirmed, studied, or even tested with pregnant populations. It’s also curious that less than a decade ago, pregnant women were advised not to drink alcohol, take aspirin (or any over-the-counter drugs at all), restrict exposure to all cleaning supplies, not to paint the nursery due to fumes, and not to even clean the kitty litter box.
Also recommended, to the shock of many grandparents, is that everyone in contact with a new baby receives multiple vaccines, creating something called “cocooning.” Cocooning is a vaccination strategy coined by the Centers for Disease Control in 2006. According to the CDC, by vaccinating parents grandparents and relatives in contact with a neonate, a pool of persons is established around the newborn protected from getting whooping cough, and passing it on to the infant, thereby creating a “cocoon” of protection around the newborn. While it all sounds very cozy, the reality is not so simple.
Whooping cough symptoms
The major symptom of whooping cough, and dreaded fear of many parents, is a violent and relentless cough that develops, persists for weeks, and can be alarmingly violent at night, disturbing everyone’s sleep. For this reason, whooping cough was nicknamed “100-day cough.”
Bacteria, like any life form, will change and adapt in order to find a way to survive. It’s no surprise that b. parapertussis has begun to flourish along with other forms of pertussis. Unfortunately, the DtaP given in childhood does not protect against b. parapertussis, which has become a very common outbreak in fully-vaccinated populations.
Bacteria and viruses will continue to adapt and change. Chasing every new disease with the latest vaccine will not provide education to the human immune system to effectively mount an immune response.
Homeoprophylaxis (HP) is designed to educate the immune system, support natural immune development, and honor all life forms. Based upon a 200-year-old principle of “like treating like,” HP downloads the frequency, or blueprint, of a set of disease symptoms to the immune system. Whether the disease is b. pertussis, b. parapertussis, or any other mutated form, one single preparation of homeopathically prepared pertussis will educate the immune system accordingly.
Homeopathic HP is available in kits for multiple diseases including pertussis/whooping cough, or in an individualized program.
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