Friday, January 31, 2014

Alternative Medicine Resources - Using Homeopathic Remedies to Help Combat Pneumonia!

Pneumonia is an inflammation of your lungs and can be caused by one of three things which would be parasites, fungi or viruses. This can be extremely dangerous for those who may already have compromised immune systems as well as the elderly. The condition can be anywhere from mild to actually life threatening. No one is immune from it, so anyone can get it. The symptoms are the following:
  • Fever
  • Coughing
  • Respiration problems
  • Chills
  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Pain in the chest
  • Muscle aches
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
There are a variety of homeopathic treatments that can help alleviate some of these symptoms but it is suggested that since pneumonia is a very complex condition that curing it with homeopathic treatments is not advisable. The treatments may help to relieve a lot of the symptoms it still is best that you continue with traditional medical treatment by visiting the doctor and following his instructions.
The doctor may put you on an antibiotic and other medicines to help get it under control. You should make sure that if you still experience chills, fever, a cough you can't get rid of and a fever over 102 degrees that you go back to the doctor and he may have to put you in the hospital.
However, there is nothing wrong with using some of the homeopathic treatments along with the medicine our doctor has put you on. Some of those treatments are listed below.
Belladonna can be used to help get rid of the headache, congestion, the fever and the pain that comes with having pneumonia. This will also help to rid you of the anxiety that might be associated with the pain and the discomfort that pneumonia can cause. As an adult you can take four tablets dissolved under the tongue. This can be done 4 times a day. Children should take two tablets just twice a day.
Carbo Veg is a remedy that is often used for the later stages of pneumonia and it is mainly used to help combat the exhaustion and the weakness that is caused from the pneumonia. It will also help with the coughing spells. As an adult you can take 4 tablets of it four times each day and let this dissolve under your tongue as well. For children they would take half of this dose.
Lycopodium can be used to help with breathing problems and the anxiety that might come with having pneumonia. For both adults and children over the age of two they can take 3 tablets one to three times each day by dissolving the tablets once again, under the tongue. You can stop the Lycopodium as soon as all of the symptoms are gone. No matter what don't take this for more than two weeks.
Phosphorus is used to treat a lot of severe cases of pneumonia. It will help to get rid of the chest constrictions, the congestion, pain in the chest, and the coughing bouts. This is recommended for anyone who has their lungs filled with the pneumonia. Adults should take 4 tablets under their tongue 4 times a day and children should take half that amount.
Remember these treatments are not meant to replace the treatment your doctor may have already put you on. They are only to help enhance the traditional treatments. Never try to self diagnose and self medicate. If you suspect pneumonia then get into see a doctor right away.
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