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8 Remedies for Homeopathic Treatment for Pneumonia

Inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs due to different infections is called pneumonia. The infection may be bacterial, viral or fungal. Pneumonia arises when an infectious agent crosses the defense mechanism of the upper respiratory system and the alveolar macrophages, reaches the lungs, and causes inflammation. Pneumonia which affects the entire lobe of a lung is known as lobar pneumonia. Pneumonia affecting small areas in several lobes of the lungs is called bronchopneumonia. Although pneumonia can affect people of any age group, but children aged two years or younger, and individuals who are 65 years of age or more are at the highest risk. Homeopathic treatment for pneumonia is very beneficial for affected patients. These medicines help in providing symptomatic improvement from pneumonia and resolve the inflammation of the alveoli of the lung. In each case of pneumonia, homeopathic medicines need to be carefully selected based upon the individual symptomatic presentation.

When prescribed as per the prominent symptoms, homeopathic medicines have the ability to help in complete recovery from pneumonia. Homeopathic medicines that are highly effective for treating pneumonia are Bryonia, Arsenic Album, Phosphorus, Antimonium Tart, Hepar Sulph, Ipecac, Carbo Veg, and Senega.

Homeopathic Treatment for Pneumonia

1. Bryonia – Top Grade Medicine for Pneumonia with Chest Pain

Bryonia is an important treatment for pneumonia. It works well when chest pain accompanies pneumonia. The pain is stitching in nature. Chest pains get worse on coughing and deep breathing. While coughing, the patient needs to hold the chest because of the intense pain. Expectoration of rust or brick colored sputa is another characteristic feature. Along with these symptoms, there is difficulty in breathing, and there may be fever accompanied by chills.

2. Arsenic Album – For Pneumonia with Difficulty in Breathing

Arsenic Album is a suitable medicine for pneumonia when difficult breathing and shortness of breath are prominent features. Along with this, cough with scanty frothy phlegm is present. Arsenic Album is also an effective homeopathic medicine for treating pneumonia from consuming chilled food items. Pain located specifically in the upper third of the right lung is another guiding symptom for the use of Arsenic Album. Another feature is a suffocating feeling, which gets worse on lying down or while sleeping.

3. Phosphorus – For Pneumonia with Chest Oppression

Phosphorus is a highly useful medicine for pneumonia. Phosphorus is indicated for pneumonia when accompanied by chest oppression. There is a heaviness in the chest and respiration is also quickened. There is also a dry, hard, racking cough. Along with this, bloody or purulent sputa may also occur. Phosphorus is very suitable for pneumonia of the left lower lung. In such cases, lying on the left side worsens the symptoms.

4. Antimonium Tart – For Rattling Mucus in the Chest

Antimonium Tart is an effective treatment for pneumonia when there is an excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. Lungs are full of mucus which is not expectorated. Short and difficult breathing accompanies this. Antimonium Tart works well in the last stages of pneumonia. Another important indication for using Antimonium Tart is the occurrence of jaundice with pneumonia.

5. Hepar Sulph – With Purulent Sputa

Hepar Sulph is a highly effective medicine for pneumonia when the sputa are purulent. The pus in such cases may be offensive. Hepar Sulph is basically a homeopathic medicine for pneumonia in the suppurative stage. There is a loose cough with a rattling of mucus. Patients needing Hepar Sulph may have a fever with chills accompanying the above symptoms.

6. Ipecac – For Pneumonia Accompanied by Nausea and Vomiting

Ipecac is a good treatment for pneumonia in cases where nausea and vomiting accompany other respiratory symptoms. The respiratory symptoms include a suffocating loose cough without expectoration, shortness of breath, and constriction in the chest. The cough is spasmodic and often ends in vomiting. Along with this, bubbling rales in the chest are present. Bloody sputa may also arise.

7. For Pneumonia in Infants and Children

Most common treatment for pneumonia in infants and children are Antimonium Tart, Ipecac, and Bryonia. Antimonium Tart should be used when there is an excessive rattling of mucus in the chest. Along with this, rapid breathing is present. The pulse rate is also rapid and weak. Ipecac works well when there is a cough with bubbling rales in the chest. The child turns stiff and blue. Vomiting with a cough may arise. Bryonia is recommended when there is a cough with rust colored sputa.

8.For Pneumonia in Older People

Top treatment for pneumonia in older people are Carbo Veg, Senega, and Phosphorus. Carbo Veg works well for pneumonia with a cough and quick, short, labored breathing. Yellow and sticky expectoration may be present. A burning sensation in the chest is another accompanying symptom. Senega is useful when the chest feels sore along with coughing. The sputa are very tough and expectorated with much difficulty. Phosphorus works well when there is a cough along with oppressed breathing and bloody sputa. It is also recommended for threatened paralysis of the lung from pneumonia in older people.

Causes of Pneumonia

Micro organisms including bacteria, virus, and fungi can cause pneumonia. The common bacteria for pneumonia include streptococcus pneumoniae, Hemophilus influenza, and klebsiella pneumoniae. Influenza virus causes pneumonia of viral origin, and adenovirus and rhinovirus pneumonia from fungi affect immuno-compromised patients. Fungi such as candida albicans, Histoplasma capsulatum, and Apergillus fumigates, are the fungi that are involved in causing pneumonia. Cigarette smoking, asthma, COPD, liver disease, and a weak immune system are risk factors for pneumonia.

Symptoms of Pneumonia

The symptoms of pneumonia include a productive cough, chest pain on taking deep breaths or while coughing, difficulty in breathing, shortness of breath, fever, and chills. The phlegm may be rust colored, blood stained, purulent, yellowish or greenish. Other attending symptoms are nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.

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  1. Aravind swami says:

    Dear Sir,
    I am affected with ABPA ,cystic fibrosis and lung damage for the last 5 years and using the steroidal medicines continually. I am 16 years. Is their any treatment or medicines to cure my diseases or to increase my immune system. Thank you

    • Hi 93 years old and have gugleing wheezy breathing. Occasional cough but nothing coming up. nausious stomach in the am. . Chest feels heavy and sometimes there is burning. Chills but no fever. Which of the three homeopathic remedy’s do you think I should order.



  2. Becky Ramos says:

    Diagnosed with hypersensitive Pneumonitis after being treated for pneumonia. Still with lung pain, cough that brings up stuff from lungs. I am 65 years and wonder what homeopathy would be helpful. A lung specialist is trying to figure out what is causing the inflammation. Thank you.

  3. Dinesh Kumar Shukla says:

    My mother is suffering from pneumonia. 90 years old. Cough with little and white sputum. Pulse 107.less appetite. Mouth dry. Plz suggests the medicine

  4. Gaurav shrivastav says:

    Grilinctus syrup was given to my 85yo mother for dry cough. Cough subsided but she developed fast laboured breathing. Was it pneumonitis, could carbo veg cure

  5. Mandira Das Roy says:

    My father is78years old. He has pneumonia affected right side of lungs there is snatch. How’s suffering from coughing all-time with pain. I want to give him homeopathic medicine. Please help and write me the dosage and name of the medicine please.

  6. Kari Cronk says:

    Hello Dr. Sharma,

    My father has Cancer (bone) I have been treating him with homeopathic medicine. He is doing quite well, however because of his traditional treatment now has pneumonia and I am having a heck of a time getting this under control.

    Kari Cronk

  7. Dr. Md. Touhidul islam says:

    dear Sir,
    15 days from respiratory pus cell yellow color profuse and nose obstruction.
    weight loss and right side effected and hearing loss.
    pls inform correct homeopathy medicine.

  8. I have Urinary tract infection of klebsiella pnemoniae then which one homeopathic medicine will effective..

  9. Respected Doctor,
    My 2.5 daughter was hospitalized due to severe pneumonia and severe respiratory problem,her respiration is 62/min,pulse 150,now she was in ICU and antibiotics started, in addition to that shall we give homeo medicine doctor please suggest me
    Thank you doctor

    • Respected Doctor,
      My 5years daughter was hospitalized due to pneumonia in May 2017 and May 2018.Any precaution medicine of pneumonia in homeopathy…

  10. Normalini says:

    My father was pneumonia patient. But he has water and past in his right lungs (upper respiratory). He is also heart patient which did with bypass on 2014. He heart very weak even after operation. Only pump at 30%. Age 74. Lungs specialist not recommend to do any operation or suction on his lungs issue due to the risk is very high. What is your suggestion to improve his breathing and cure the lungs infection. He did took twice of antibiotic during his admission days 2 months ago. Please advice. Thanks

  11. My mother is taking pneumonia treatment in Pvt hospital in Delhi. She is COPD and heart patient as well. Dr has connected the patient with BIPAP for removing Pco2 content from blood which is 61.
    Kindly suggest the homeopathic medicine for treatment.
    Thanks Sanjay

  12. Veronica Finnegan says:

    Hi my one year old has been coughing for around 4weeks now, she has, in the last few day been breathing faster then usual around 60-70 breaths per min, and fluctuating low grade fever, her cough is gravelly sounding and she sometimes get sick with coughing…the hospital have said she has a chest infection and a mild form of pneumonia, to which I was giving antibiotics. Is there anything else I can give her that is natural. She is prone to chesty coughs and I hope to treat her as natural as possible.

    • Hi. My 19 year old daughter was just diagnosed with pneumonia and began antibiotics this afternoon. She is having fever for four days with chills. Cough started out loose but now seems Barky. It isn’t letting her sleep. What can we do and what remedy can she take for the cough? Is a cool mist vaporizer helpful as well?

  13. Mary Ann Litchfield says:

    Is there a homeopathic treatment for fungal pneumonia?

  14. Yogesh kumar vyas says:

    my 1 year son got pneumonia. allophathy treatment was given but its remain. i am so worry about this. please give your kind suggestion.

  15. Swati Sarkar says:

    Respected sir
    My father Subhash Dutta 71 yrs suffering from blood cancer multiple myeloma for 9 yrs. At present no chemo was going but he is hospitalised for cronic pneumonia. Just 2 months ago also he was admitted to icu for pneumonia. Now Doc has given 3rd generation of medicine as other medicines are not working. They said pneumonia will come back again and again. Can homeopathy help him . He is taking curcumin 4 mg daily. He is having breathingproblem. ,caugh and fever also. Plz advise

    Regards Swati

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