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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Herbal: Supplements carry a label stating that it is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure a disease or ailment. Generally, they boost your immune status helping your body fight the infection and may compliment antibiotic treatment. Colloidal silver has been reported to have both antibacterial and antiviral properties. ...Read more

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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a candidiasis lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a candidiasis lung infection?

Licorice Root: Licorice root (glycyrrhiza glabra) helps with fungal and yeast infections. Also try any herb or vitamin that boost immunity like vit d. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

No: This is a potentially life threatening infection that requires treatment with specific antibiotics that will treat the specific mrsa, and requires close medical supervision. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a viral lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a viral lung infection?

Not For Cure: There is no evidence that herbal products are able to cure lung infections. Sometimes they can relieve symptoms, such as steam, saline nose drops etc. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

No: Pseudomonas pneumonia is a severe potentially life threatening infection, it require antibiotics and support to care for. There is no scientific evidence to support any herbal supplement that improve outcome. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a bacterial lung infection?

Your telephone: Use it to call your doctor, and make an apointment to see them. Only in person can your doctor really determine whether it is likely to be a bacterial infection, reassure you if its not, and give you antibiotics if (and only if) they feel you need them. ...Read more

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Are there herbal supplements that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Aspergillosis infects the lung when the immune system does not work well, or when the lung is damaged in some way, such as when there is a cavity or cyst in the lung that can become infected. It requires specific antibiotics, treatment of the underlying immune or lung problem and similar measures. There is no evidence that herbs of any kind do any good. ...Read more

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Is prednisone for viral or bacterial lung infection?

For none: Prednisone is not for any type of infection; in fact it can increase the risk and severity of infection. ...Read more

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Can you get bacterial lung infection by inhalation of aerosolized contaminated water?

Can you get bacterial lung infection by inhalation of aerosolized contaminated water?

Yes: Planning a little terrorist attack? This is always a public health fear; some little devil will simply aeriolize sewer water and give large numbers of people pneumonia. ...Read more

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How can you treat a lung infection in a 2 year old?

How can you treat a lung infection in a 2 year old?

Depends: It would depend on what is actually going on. If it is a bacterial infection, the child would antibiotics. If the child has wheezing, they would need breathing treatments. If it is a viral infection without any wheezing, then no treatment would be needed. ...Read more

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Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Fungal lung infection is it serious or easily treated with antifungal meds? Doc was hard to understand about seriousness and not sure what to expect

Depends: I would hate to give a vague answer, however it depends on the specific organism causing disease (ie fungal pneumonia), overall health status of the patient and whether the patient has been on any other immunosuppressant medications or not. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a MRSA lung infection?

Absolutely not: Mrsa that has penetrated through enough of your defense mechanisms and immune system to get into the lung is a serious problem it must be treated with prescription antibiotics, and may require longer courses of treatment. Do not treat this infection yourself! ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a viral lung infection?

No: Viral infections are not treated with antibiotics, most resolve with standard care of fluids , fever control. Serious infections require hospitalization, steroids oxygen and sometimes mechanical ventilation. ...Read more

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How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

How is someone with a suspected blood clot in the leg and a lung infection (pneumonia) treated?

Pneumonia: is treated with antibiotics. Treatment of a blood clot in the leg depends on the type and location of the vein that is thrombosed. If it is an anatomic "deep vein", it may require anticoagulation or more agressive treatment depending on your clinical situation. ...Read more

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How long does lung infection need to be treated?

How long does lung infection need to be treated?

8 days: It depends on the infecting organism and the severity of the infection. Most bacterial infections can be cured with 8 days of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pulmonary aspergillosis lung infection?

No: Lung aspergillosis is a serious infection of the lungs that is often seen in people with compromised local or general immunity. It can easily get spread and became fatal, so i strongly suggest no experiments with any home remedies that may delay effective treatment. ...Read more

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How do you treat a lung infection?

How do you treat a lung infection?

Type of infection?: Really depends on the type of infection. 1: virus infection : usually do nothing (there are exceptions) 2: bacteria : antibiotics (choice depends on the type of bacteria) 3: fungus : depends on type of fungus, but you use anti-fungal medicines. ...Read more

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Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Are there home remedies that can treat a pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection?

Not really: Pseudomonas is a very dangerous bacteria that infects those who are chronically or critically ill . ( such patients with cystic fibrosis or in the intensive care unit ) it is a it needs to be treated with antibiotics that are active against this germ and that often must be given iv. Sometimes when prolonged therapy is needed it can be completed at home, under medical supervision. ...Read more

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How to treat a lung infection?

How to treat a lung infection?

Usually antibiotics: Most lung infections that are causes by bacteria and fungi are treated with antibiotics. Viral pneumonias may require speciific antiviral medications.If severe.Sometimes patients have to be hospitalized depending on patient's age and severity of process.Supplemental respiratory therapy and oxygen may be necessary.If pleural effusion accompanies infection may be removed by chest tube or thoroscopy. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a lung infection?

Please tell me how long it takes for to feel better after a lung infection?

Longer than expected: I generally tell people after pneumonia or bad lung infection, about 2 months to back to normal. ...Read more

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What are some healthy foods taken when a person suffering from lung infection?

Doesn't matter: There's no evidence that any specific food will affect your recovery from a lung infection. Just eat a healthy diet. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a primary lung infection with hyperaerated lung fields?

What does it mean to have a primary lung infection with hyperaerated lung fields?

Pneumonia with COPD: It usually means that you have pneumonia with air trapping or obstructive pulmonary disease (chronic bronchitis or asthma). The pneumonia is usually treated with antibiotics. The hyperaeration may be secondary to the pneumonia and resolve as the infection does. If it is from smoking or reactive airways, steroids and bronchodilators may be necessary (as well as to quit smoking). ...Read more

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Why do people with a lung infection cough a lot?

Why do people with a lung infection cough a lot?

Inflammation: Inflammation in the lung triggers reflexes that cause cough. Also mucous caused by the inflammation does the same. The lungs are trying to clear the germs and debris. ...Read more

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Can I use a humidifier to improve my symptoms of a lung infection?

Can I use a humidifier to improve my symptoms of a lung infection?

Humidifier for Lungs: Your airways love warm, humidified air, coupled with frequent forced coughing to expel mucus. A mist humidifier or long, hot shower works well. If you can't expel the mucus, forced deep breathing, coupled with chest percussion may bring up the mucus. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more