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Health Stuff . By Sadie, Lauren, Krystal . Family Information . New Born- Kolby Bryce Mother- 22, College student Father-25, Pharmacy Tech Annual/Monthly Salary- 31,887/2,657.25. Insurance. Name/price per month-United Health Care $211.59 Plan type-Network

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Health Stuff

By Sadie, Lauren, Krystal

Family Information

  • New Born- Kolby Bryce

  • Mother- 22, College student

  • Father-25, Pharmacy Tech

  • Annual/Monthly Salary- 31,887/2,657.25


  • Name/price per month-United Health Care $211.59

  • Plan type-Network

  • Deuctable-7,500-is the amount of expenses that must be paid out of pocket before an insurer will pay any expenses

  • Coinurance-30%-coinsurance is sometimes used synonymously with copayment, but is defined differently – a copay is typically fixed while the coinsurance is a percentage that the insured pays after the insurance policy's deductible is exceeded up to the policy's stop loss.[

Monthly Expenses

  • Housing-$729.00

  • Electricity-$150.00

  • Phone-$60

  • Water-$50

  • Loans, Car, School-$242

  • Auto Insurance-$600

  • Food-$400

  • TOTAL-$2,492/month

Health Problem

Whooping cough is a contagious respiratory disease, also called as pertussis, is caused by the bacteria Bordetella pertussis. Whooping cough begins as a cold, with a runny nose and a hacking cough that is worst at night. Whooping cough is not too uncommon in infants and children.

  • Whooping cough symptoms:

  • Common cold

  • Sneezing

  • Runny nose

  • Fever

  • Mild cough

  • Vomiting


  • Treatment of whooping cough in infants:

  • The childhood vaccine for pertussis or whooping cough is usually given in combination with diphtheria and tetanus. Before age 7, children should get 5 doses of the DTP or DTaP vaccine. These are usually given at 2, 4, 6, and 15-18 months of age and 4 - 6 years of age.

  • Appropriate antibiotic therapy, given in the early stages of infection, may prevent or lessen the severity of symptoms.

  • Common side effects of DTaP vaccine:

  • 1. Babies may get fever.

  • 2. Redness or swelling of the baby where the vaccine was given .

  • 3. Soreness or tenderness where the vaccine was given.

  • 4. Some babies may get fussy after the vaccine was given.

  • 5. Tiredness or poor appetite

    Incubation period: Incubation period for whooping cough is 7 to 10 days and rarely more than 14 days.

Home Treatment

  • Some home remedies for whooping cough

  • 1. Garlic: The most effective home remedy for whooping cough is the use of garlic. One teaspoon of garlic mixed with equal amount of honey can be given 3 times a day. You can give 5 times if the coughing spells are frequent and violent.

  • 2. Ginger: Ginger is another home remedy for treating whooping cough in children. Heat a pan and add 1 cup of water. When it begins to boil add a teaspoon of fenugreek seeds, teaspoon of ginger and a dash of honey. Boil until it is reduced to half. Strain the ginger liquid and consume it.

  • 3. Almond oil: Almond oil is also valuable in the treatment of whooping cough. You can take 5 drops of almond oil mixed with ten drops of white onion juice. Have this almond oil mixture thrice daily.

  • Whooping cough diet:

  • Give some fresh orange juice and water for a few days to your child to reduce the whooping cough. Slowly you can add juicy fruits such as apples, pineapple, papaya with a cup of milk sweetened with honey. They can go for a regular diet after full recovery from whooping cough.

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