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Viruses and bacteria normally cause this disease.Pneumonia can be mild and treatable at home or you may need to be hospitalised, therefore it is vital that a doctor diagnose the condition.
It is imperative that the patient recover quickly as problems can occur if the disease remains for too long. All treatments include bed rest and ridding the body of any infections and phlegm in the lungs.If you have a mild case of viral pneumonia, you can probably recover at home after getting a diagnosis from your doctor.If you have bacterial pneumonia, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic.If you are diagnosed as having pneumonia, various alternative therapies may help ease your symptoms and hasten your recovery.Aromatherapy - Recovery from pneumonia may be helped if you add the essential oils of eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), lavender (Lavandula officinalis), tea tree (Melaleuca spp.), or pine to a vapouriser or blend in a carrier oil for massage purposes.Herbal Therapies - Since clearing the lungs of phlegm is an important part of the healing process, using traditional herbal expectorants to promote coughing can aid recovery. Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), wild black cherry (Prunus serotina) bark, coltsfoot (Tussilago farfara), lobelia (Lobelia inflata), and horehound (Marrubium vulgare) are good herbs to use for this purpose -. You will need to see a Professional for specific dosages and preparations.Eating raw garlic (Allium sativum) or three garlic capsules three times a day is said to help your body fight infection. Echinacea (Echinacea spp.) may help you recover from infection:
* Vitamin C may offer substantial benefits in fighting pneumonia if started within two days of onset.
* Drink plenty of fluids and filtered water* Vitamin A, for not more than two weeks, may help support your respiratory and immune systems.* Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables* Zinc supplements, may also help your immune system fight infection. •* Vitamin E daily may help support damaged lung tissue.* If you are on antibiotics it is wise to also take Lactobacillus acidophilus supplements or natural acidophilus yogurt