Over 2 million cases of Pneumonia are diagnosed in US every year. Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lungs and is caused primarily by bacteria, viruses, and chemical irritants. There are really more than 50 causes and it would be too lengthy to go into them here. If you are unable to seek medical help, there is a Natural first aid treatment for Pneumonia at home, you can try it until medical help is reached.
Caution: A physician should be consulted immediately as pneumonia is a serious health condition.
Symptoms begin suddenly and include chills high fever, cough, and sometimes bloody sputum. There is often pain in the chest. Please note that pneumonia is a very serious condition, it is nothing to fool around with. The mortality rate is high without proper treatment. These are ways to treat pneumonia until you have reached a physician.
Walking pneumonia appears as a cold that only gets worse instead of better. It usually begin as an upper respiratory tract infection, often with a sore throat, and progresses to a cough within few days. you may develop fatigue and low grade fever. The problem lingers for more than a week and gets worse if goes untreated.
Natural first aid treatment for Pneumonia at home
Even though, natural remedies can’t cure the problem, they can help you get through it and help keep you from getting it again by keeping your immune system in shape.
Garlic fumes to treat pneumonia symptoms
Place macerated garlic cloves in a pan and cover with water. Bring the liquid to a boil. Allow fumes to become very strong. If possible, have the patient in the room while you are cooking the garlic. Place a cloth in the liquid and apply the cloth to the chest area. Remove when cool and reheat the cloth by dipping again into the garlic water. Keep this treatment up. Place some of the garlic from the mixture into a quart jar and cover with hot oil, and keep the container tightly closed to retain the strength while not in use. Have the patient inhale the fumes from the jar while you are replacing the hot cloth. If the patient is able, have them eat small pieces of garlic during treatment.
Natural remedies to boost immune system during pneumonia
High Dose of Vitamin C
Take between 1,000 and 3,000 mg of vitamin C a day. Also eat plenty of high vitamin C foods such as broccoli, brussels, sprouts, sweet red peppers, sweet potatoes, and citrus fruits. (Some people may develop diarrhea with high dose of vitamin C, if that is the case, reduce the dose)
Eat Zinc rich foods
Take multivitamins with at least 15 mg of zinc daily. Eat meat, poultry, eggs, dairy and oysters. Immune cells depend on zinc to fight of infections.
Brew Immunity soap
Start with basic vegetables, then toss in sweet red peppers, winter squash, carrots, garlic, onions, and other colorful vegetables. Eat it frequently as it contains beta-carotene and other carotenoids that enhance immune system
Cook with garlic and onion
Cook with lots of garlic and onion. These two related foods have antiviral and antibiotic properties, to fight off both viral and bacterial pneumonia.
Drink large amounts of fluids
Drink plenty of water and other fluids, like vegetables juices, broths, soups, fresh lemon juice in water and herb teas. Drink green juices made from green peppers, parsley, spinach, etc.
Vitamin A Supplement
Vitamin A is essential for lung tissue regeneration and to stimulate immune function. During infection take high dosage like 25,000 IU and then reduce to 10,000 IU.
Do not exceed 10,000 IU if you are pregnant.
Take beta carotene
A powerful antioxidant compound that helps protect lung tissue from oxidative damage, take as directed by the label.
Avoid foods containing sugar, caffeine, alcohol and oil.