Last Modified on Jun 09, 2015
Treatment of pneumonia varies from supplements and remedies that support the immune system to those that eliminate infection. Both aspects of treatment are important for effectively remedying the condition. Appropriate treatment incorporates bed rest, hydration and antibacterial supplements.
What is Pneumonia?
An infection that inflames the air sacs in the lungs, pneumonia is a fairly common illness. The condition is characterized by fever, chills, difficulty breathing and coughing. In some cases, the air sacs fill with fluid or pus, which makes the condition more dangerous.
Pneumonia is caused by several different organisms including bacteria, viruses and fungi. While any individual may develop the condition, it is most serious for infants and young children, individuals over the age of 65 and people with underlying health conditions or weakened immune systems.
Natural Remedies for Lung Infection
Eliminating infection and treating inflammation are the two main considerations for treating pneumonia. While bed rest and hydration are vital components of treatment, antibacterial supplements actually eliminate the infection. Common supplemental treatments include garlic, vitamin C, hydrogen peroxide and others.
Garlic is a natural antibacterial product that functions to eliminate infection. Garlic is composed of a number of nutrients including sulfur that make it an effective infection-treating remedy. The natural compound also contains anti-inflammatory properties that relieve inflammation of the lungs.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and immune support. This vitamin eliminates free radicals and other toxins in the system to boost immune health. It also supports the removal of infection.
Hydrogen peroxide inhalation is another effective treatment for pneumonia. The process oxidizes the lungs, which functions to eliminate infection and other pathogens. The additional oxygen in the system also supports lung function.
Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that includes inflammation. The condition can range from mild to life-threatening; however, natural treatments can quickly and effectively treat the condition to prevent life-altering symptoms and progression.
[YEA] After returning home from Colombia I caught what seemed to be a very bad lung infection that included severe headaches, coughing, weakness, and constant fatigue. After 3 days of no improvement, I remembered a little health boost I used before. After taking this at night, I slept like a baby for the first time in days and I woke up 50% better. I will continue doing it every night before I sleep until I am fully recovered.
Here are the ingredients for my "Power Shot":
- 1 garlic clove (cut at thin as possible).
- Lemon juice from half a lemon (fresh), also throw in the pulp.
- 1 Tablespoon Apple cider vinegar.
Don't take this on a full stomach. Also, sprinkle a crushed ice cube and mix it in so that it goes down easier.
Repeat every night before bed and drink plenty of water (not immediately, at least 20-30 min after).
[YEA] I was sick with pneomonia for 3 months last winter (age 38) , and was prescribed anti-biotics to get rid of it three times. Nothing worked, until I learned about taking Apple Cider Vinegar and honey. I took half a teaspoon of the Apple Cidar Vinegar and on the same spoon had half a teaspoon of honey, and took this three times per day for four days. I was cured on the fourth day! I recommend to everybody I know. Most people are still skeptical... and guess what? I had a few other bouts of pneomonia before that, and since taking this natural remedy, it's never came back!
[NAY] Remedy for Pneumonia: Hi we have tried ACV for 2 weeks now but it is still not going away. Can you suggest any other natural remedies that work aside from hydrogen peroxide?
[YEA] I have never done a post here, but I am so thankful I had to do one. We are visiting family. My Mother has pneumonia, a bad case of it. My cousin has what sounds like walking pneumonia, but he won't go to the doc, he's just coughing around the house and spreading it to the rest of us as a Christmas gift I guess. My cousin has the flu and my nephew has the flu and my nephews son and daughter have severe sore throats. You need to know that, because except for 3 folks mentioned, we are all in the SAME House.
Yesterday I went to bed with a severe sore throat that had been swelling for days. I just knew I was coming down with Pneumonia. I decided to gargle with the hottest water possible and put a cayenne capsule in it. I used Nature's way cayenne capsules that say 40,000 H.U on the front. I just opened the capsule and put it in the hot water.
I had immediate relief and was able to sleep. But it lasted only about an hour. So I decided to do it again. But this time, I used two capsules and I gargled twice and then I sipped some of the water and did that a couple times till I could really feel the cayenne in the back of my throat. Within 5 minutes a chunk (sorry to be gross) of infection came out of the left side of my nose when I blew it, and my sinus' have been clear ever since.
Going forward the next day, I stayed in bed and drank green tea with 1 teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of lemon (the one from the bottle, we didn't have fresh lemons) and I opened up one capsule of cayenne pepper and put that in the green tea. I feel 85 percent better and its been only one day. I can't believe it. My throat is still a little swollen, just enough to let me know something's hanging around. But I am not coughing much and I can sleep. I hope this really helps some folks. I am very very greatful.
[YEA] Colloidal Silver is the best! I used it recently in a nebuliser to get ride of a nasty cold that turned into bronchitis. Ever hour for 5-10 mins for the first few days, to hit it hard, and I was way better by day 4.
[YEA] Hi Colloidal Silver will kill Pneumonia, but it has to be NEBULISED to get it straight to the lung's. Put undiluted Colloidal Silver in the nebuliser cup, and breathe it in as deeply as possible for 5 minutes. Hold breath if able for 4 or 5 seconds, this will get it to the lower respitory tract better, then exhale, do this every 1 to 2 hours until there is an improvement in symptoms and breathing. It might cause coughing for a bit, but that's ok its the Silver loosening all the gunk in the lungs, when there is an improvement, stretch it out by an hour(1 then 2, 2 then 3) an so on. Then when the patient can go four hours between Nebulisers, do it 4 hourly, do it until their clear of all breathing problems at 4 hours, Do it for a week, but it can be done longer if needed and will do no harm. Do not Nebulise Hydrogen Peroxide as this will damage Lung tissue, and never mix it with Colloidal Silver as this causes a toxic gas. Do not worry if patient can't take deep breaths, or hold it, the Nebuliser will turn it in to a fine mist and send it to the Lungs where its needed, and a face mask is better than a mouth piece if this is a problem, you can also use a quarter, or less or more if tolerated, of Epsom Salt in distilled water in the nebuliser first as this opens up the airway's and relaxes Lung spasms so the Silver will reach further down the Lungs and the Epsom Salt may induce coughing as it opens the airway's, its the lungs it needs to go, swallowing any thing will take it to the stomach where it will be diluted by stomach acid, and wont reach the lungs. Both are excellent for any lung issues done this way. Drink water in between breaths if needed as the taste is not great and may dry the mouth out, and drink plenty of distilled water when using Colloidal silver through out the day Love Andrea C xxxxxx
Replied by Tom
Fort Worth, Texas