Published 23 Nov, 2018
Take Care During Winter Months
It is a serious condition and can be critical and may even be life-threatening in some cases. It is essential to visit a doctor for a diagnosis, as well as to monitor symptoms and avoid any complications
As always prevention is the only cure but using a blend of medical treatments and home remedies may help many people manage their symptoms more easily. Every medical pneumonia treatment plan will involve some antiviral, antibiotic, or antifungal medication to treat the infection.
Cough: Peppermint and eucalyptus tea have a soothing effect on the upper respiratory tract according to a study in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Eucalyptus has been shown as an effective expectorant. Fenugreek tea appears to break down mucus based on a review in the Journal of Saudi Society of Agricultural Sciences.
Sore Throat: Saltwater or Colloidal silver gargle may help eliminate mucus or germs in the throat (swallow the silver as it will have an anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal effect throughout the digestive tract as well). Caffeine in a cup of green tea may open the airways. Garlic, raw honey, cayenne pepper, tea tree oil and Echinacea help fight off bacteria and viruses.
Chest pain: Ginger or turmeric tea may reduce chest pain. The roots of both plants have a natural anti-inflammatory effect in the body.
Fever: Again, from the earlier study, fenugreek tea encourages a person to sweat and reduce their temperature. Hydration is also vital.
Chills: Often a secondary symptom caused by a fever. When the fever breaks, the chills will typically subside. However, drinking warm liquids or a bowl of soup may help warm the body.
This is a good summary to keep around the house for supporting any upper respiratory infection. I left out the section on OTC pain relievers as I am not a fan. Either ginger or turmeric will be as effective as those drugs.
You can also use it in a Netti Pot but dilute the colloidal silver 1:10 with distilled water. It still burns like hell, but it will clear the nasal passages and sinuses of excess mucus.
The Bottom Line: Please seek medical advice if you think you may be suffering from pneumonia. However, continue to be your own health advocate and try some of these home remedies.
Source: Medical News Today, February, 2018
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