Pneumonia is an infection caused by bacteria or viruses that inflame the air sacs in one or both lungs, which may fill with fluid. This may cause a decrease in the amount of oxygen that blood can absorb from air breathed into the lung.
For most people, pneumonia can be treated at home; it often clears up in two to three weeks. But older adults, infants and people with other diseases or a weakened immune system can become very ill.
You may be more likely to present symptoms of the disease after having a cold or the flu; these illnesses make it hard for your lungs to fight infection, so it is easier to get pneumonia. Having a long-term, or chronic disease also makes you more likely to contract pneumonia.
Symptoms of pneumonia may include
The signs and symptoms of pneumonia vary from mild to severe, depending on factors such as the type of germ causing the infection, and your age and overall health. Mild signs and symptoms often are like those of a cold or flu, but they last longer.
Mix 10 drops each of Eucalyptus 5ml 10ml and Peppermint 5ml 10ml with one tablespoon of coconut oil. Before bed, rub the mixture on your neck and chest. Leave it on overnight, then rinse it off in the morning. Repeat nightly until symptoms improve.
Diffuse 2-3 drops of each oil; maximum 10-12 drops in total, at a time, unless otherwise advised.