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Lung Infection - Causes, Symptoms, and Homeopathic Treatment

The lungs are a part of the respiratory system. One of the main roles of the lungs is to take oxygen from the environment and pass the oxygen into the bloodstream. From there, the oxygen is then circulated to the entire body. In return, the lungs also pick up carbon dioxide and dispose it. The lungs are an important part of the body’s daily functioning. Therefore, it is important to keep your lungs healthy.The term lung disease refers to various types of diseases that affect the lungs. It includes disorders such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia tuberculosis, cancer or other lung infections.

Three main types of Lung Infection

  • Airway

    - These diseases affect the airways that carry oxygen and other gases to and out of the lungs. Airway diseases involve asthma, bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Lung tissue

    - These diseases affect the structure of the tissues in the lung. Lung infection causes scarring and lung inflammation. It makes it difficult for the lungs to function. Lung tissue diseases include cystic fibrosis, pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis.
  • Lung circulation

    - These diseases affect the blood vessels and can also affect the functioning of the heart. Example of lung circulation disease includes pulmonary hypertension.

Many lung problems are chronic and these disorders can lead to respiratory failure.

Lung Infection

The respiratory system of the body consists of the nose, sinuses, pharynx, larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), bronchi, and lungs. The human body has two separate respiratory systems. The upper system draws air into your lungs, while the lower system pushes air out of your lungs, allowing you to speak and exhale. Bacterial infections can occur in any part of the respiratory system. These germs can cause a lung infection if they get into your lungs.

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Causes of Lung Infection:

Lung infection can be caused by a variety of organisms. Bacteria and viruses are the most common in the air we breathe. Normally, your body stops these viruses from infecting your lungs. However, even if your health is normally good, these viruses can sometimes overpower your immune system.

  • Bacteria

  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Chronic Disease (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Smoking

Symptoms of Lung Infection:

Lung infection symptoms can range from minor to severe, requiring hospitalization.

  • Cough, Which May Produce Phlegm

  • Fever, Sweating, and Shaking Chills
  • Lower Than Normal Body Temperature
  • Nausea, Vomiting, or Diarrhea
  • Shortness Of Breath Chest Pain When You Breathe Or Cough
  • Confusion Or Changes In Mental Awareness (In Adults Aged 65 And Older)
  • Fatigue

Chest Infection

A chest infection is a lung or airway infection. Bronchitis and pneumonia are the two most common kinds of chest infections. The majority of bronchitis instances are caused by viruses, whereas the majority of pneumonia cases are caused by bacteria. When an infected individual coughs or sneezes, the virus spreads.

Causes of Chest Infection:

A bacterial or viral infection can cause a chest infection. The precise cause will be determined by the type of infection. Bronchitis, for example, is usually caused by a virus, whereas most episodes of pneumonia are caused by bacteria. Inhaling respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes can expose you to a chest infection. This is because the infection is carried by respiratory droplets Furthermore, touching your mouth or face after coming into contact with a surface contaminated with the virus or bacterium might spread the infection.

Symptoms of Chest Infection

  • Chest Pain Or Tightness

  • Persistent Cough
  • Coughing Up Yellow Or Green Phlegm (Thick Mucus), Or Coughing Up Blood
  • Breathlessness Or Rapid And Shallow Breathing
  • Wheezing
  • High Temperature (Fever)
  • Rapid Heartbeat

Chest Infection Remedies:

Homeopathic treatment is the most effective treatment to strengthen your lungs. It has been scientifically studied and confirmed to be beneficial. It contains no addictive steroids or drugs that cause negative effects such as weight gain. Arsenic Album, Hepar Sulph, Pulsatilla, and Antim tart are some of the most effective remedies to treat chest infections.

Viral Lung Infection Medicine

Pneumonia is a viral lung infection that can make you very sick. Bacteria, viruses, or fungi are frequently at blame. According to the NCBI, around 30% of cases of pneumonia in the world are caused by viruses.

After someone sneezes or coughs, viruses that cause pneumonia move through the air in droplets of fluid. These fluids may enter your body via the nose or mouth. If you come into contact with a virus-infected doorknob or keyboard, you could contract viral pneumonia.

Homeopathic lung infection medicine boosts the immune system, serves as a natural antibacterial and antiviral, activates the mucous membranes to aid in releasing toxins, and prevents nose infections from spreading to other parts of the head such as the ears. Antimonium Ars, Antimonium Tart, Bryonia Alba, and Apocynum Can, are some of the homeopathy medicines for a viral lung infection.

Note: Please keep in mind that homeopathy is an individualized form of treatment, so we recommend that you consult Dr Batra’s® qualified homeopathic respiratory specialist for lung treatment that is best suited to your needs.

Bacterial Lungs Infection Medicine

Bacterial pneumonia is a bacterial infection of the lungs. Streptococcus (pneumococcus) is the most prevalent cause, however other bacteria can also cause it. These bacteria can survive in your throat without creating problems if you're young and otherwise healthy. However, if your body's defenses (immune system) become compromised for any reason, the germs can enter your lungs. This causes the air sacs in your lungs to become infected and irritated. They become clogged with fluid, resulting in pneumonia.

Most patients treated for bacterial pneumonia feel better within a few days, but it can take several weeks to feel ultimately better. Maintain your follow-up appointments so your doctor can examine your lungs.

Homeopathic medicines can help in total recovery from bacterial pneumonia. Bryonia, Arsenic Album, Antimonium Tart, Hepar Sulph, Ipecac, are some of the highly effective homeopathic medications for treating bacterial lung infection.

Note: Please remember that homeopathy is an individualized form of treatment, so we recommend that you consult Dr Batra’s® qualified homeopathic respiratory specialist for lung treatment that is best suited to your needs.

Antibiotics and Their Effects on Lung Infection

The lung is the organ with the most epithelial surface area in continuous contact with the external environment, allowing it to conduct its principal gas exchange function. Humans' upper and lower airways are constantly exposed to airborne particles and germs. Antibiotic treatment is an important part of different disorders' treatment options. However, the efficiency of medications usually used to treat respiratory infections is being jeopardized by the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

Antibiotics are potent medications that are usually safe. Antibiotics are extremely beneficial in the fight against disease, but they can also be hazardous at times.

Key Facts To Know About Antibiotic Safety

  • Antibiotics can trigger allergic reactions and acute, potentially fatal diarrhea caused by the bacteria (germ) Clostridium difficile (C. diff). Antibiotics may also interact with other medications you are taking.
  • Antibiotic side effects account for nearly one out of every five emergency room visits. They are the most prevalent reason for children under the age of 18 to visit the emergency department.
  • When you take an antibiotic that you don't need, you expose yourself to the drug's negative effects while receiving no benefit.

The bottom line is that antibiotics have both advantages and disadvantages. If you are taking an antibiotic, talk to your doctor about the exchange between the benefits and risks.

Diagnosis of Lung Health

To identify lung disorders, the doctor may make the diagnosis based on the presenting symptoms and the patient’s case history. To confirm the diagnosis, a lung function test, sputum test or chest x-ray may also be suggested. After understanding the patient’s physical and psychological symptoms, a unique and individualized homeopathy treatment plan is created. Early intervention can help in better management of lung health.

Dr Batra's Healthcare has introduced Oxylung, a comprehensive lung health treatment that comprises the Lung Function Test and Homeopathic Nebulization. The Lung Function Test is a hospital-grade, accurate, and scientific test that is computerised, painless, and will assist patients in assessing the strength, volume, and breathing capacity of their lungs.

  • Scientifically measured and monitored lung health with computerized printed report
  • First time in India homeopathic nebulisation
  • Safe and effective homeopathic treatment

Best Homeopathy Medicine For Lung Infection

Homeopathic treatments are extremely effective against all forms of lung infections. Homeopathy treats effectively acute bronchitis, pneumonia, infectious mononucleosis (glandular fever), bronchopneumonia, and the common cold. Homeopathic medication significantly improves symptoms such as sweating, coughing, and nausea caused by pneumonia or mononucleosis. Bryonia, Kali Bichromicum, Aconite, and Belladonna are some of the best medicines for a lung infection.

Note: Please remember that homeopathy is an individualized form of treatment, so we recommend that you consult Dr Batra’s® qualified homeopathic respiratory specialist for lung treatment that is best suited to your needs.

The type of germ producing the infection, your age, and your overall health all influence how your body responds to pneumonia.


How can I clear my lungs of allergens?

The lungs are self-cleaning organs but certain medical conditions such as a lung infection can reduce this functioning. In such cases, a lung cleanse can be helpful and help your lungs to function at the optimum level. The best way is to maintain an allergen-free environment. Here’s a list of things that help keep your lungs clear of allergens:
  • Air Purifier- You can invest in an air purifier to improve the quality of the air in your home. Clean your purifiers dust filters often. It can help ease breathing.
  • Breathing exercise- Practise some breathing exercises such as diaphragmatic and pursed-lips breathing. It also promotes relaxation.
  • Outdoor Activities- These can help expand your lung tissues and help them function properly. Avoid areas that have high levels of pollution, wood-burning or other types of smoke.
  • Change in Diet- Include foods rich in antioxidants such as A, C, E and beta-cryptoxanthin for maintaining optimal health. Beetroot, peppers, green tea, pumpkin are great sources of essential nutrients.

What do allergies do to your lungs?

An allergic reaction can affect your entire respiratory tract. When your body comes in contact with allergens or irritants, it can cause inflammation in your lungs. The symptoms of allergies such as coughing, shortness of breath or watery eyes come from inflammation in your body. Lung infection treatment in homeopathy can help reduce the severity of the symptoms and improve the disease-free period. To know more, consult a homeopathic doctor. Book an appointment with us by visiting: www.drbatras.com/book-an-appointment

How can I control my lung allergies?

The first step to controlling lung allergies is to know the triggers. Here’s a list of ways to control allergies:
  • Identify and avoid triggers- Protect yourself from known triggers such as pet dander, perfumes or pollution. You can also try to maintain an environment that is free from allergens.
  • Lung health treatment- Choose a homeopathic treatment for long-term relief. Homeopathic medicines for lung infection or other respiratory problems are proven to be effective. Unlike conventional treatment, they do not just suppress the symptoms but also focus on improving your immunity levels. Homeopathy works best if taken on a regular basis to prevent problems. It also helps to offer complete recovery even in post- COVID situations.
  • Healthy and active lifestyle- Along with the right treatment, to keep your lungs healthy it is important to maintain an active lifestyle. To help control lung allergies better avoid smoking and reduce your exposure to allergens.

What can I drink to clean my lungs?

Taking simple steps can help you keep your lungs healthy and increase immunity levels. Some of the natural drinks that can help you clean your lungs are as follows:
  • Honey and warm water- Warm water itself can help detoxify. When combined with honey its anti-inflammatory properties can help your body fight lung infection symptoms.
  • Ginger and turmeric drink- Turmeric is one of the top superfoods. It has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Mixing ginger with turmeric can give you the perfect cleansing drink.
  • Smoothie- Apple, beetroot and carrot are some of the superfoods that can help detoxify. This smoothie is rich in vitamin A, C, E and has other essential nutrients. It is a great way to remove toxins.

What is the best treatment for lung allergy?

There are a number of lung disorders such as lung infections (Bronchitis, pneumonia and bronchiolitis) that can affect lung health. Some of these can be caused due to bacterial or fungal infection in lungs. Allergic bronchitis may be caused by exposure to allergy triggers. These lung disorders can be short-term or long-term. Therefore, homeopathic treatment aims at improving the body’s immunity to fight the condition in the safest way. It is not just side-effect free but is also effective. Homeopathy can also help with COVID lung infection recovery. Homeopathic medicines are made from scientifically tested natural ingredients and are suitable for all age groups. They also help to reduce the severity and prevent any further complications.To know more, consult our team of homeopathic experts for safe, effective and long-lasting treatment visit: www.drbatras.com/book-an-appointment.


I have been taking treatment for Asthma, Mouth Ulcers and Acidity for the last 7 years and I have seen a significant change in my complaints. My Asthma has been completely controlled with no complaints in the last 4 years where the frequency used to be a lot higher earlier. Same is the case with my mouth ulcers and acidity too. Dr. Manisha had been taking good care and treated those cases well and now Dr. Nitin too has been treating me with utmost efficiency. The staff too is caring, supportive and well behaved.

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NEW Underwent treatment for allergic cough and very satisfied with the treatment and care given by Dr. Batra's team at GB Road.

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my brother kevin is taking treatment of *allergic bronchitis* from Dr Batras (karnal) from last 1 year and i can see the visible result in the first 4 months,,, and now he can do whatever he want homoeopathic medicine totally changed the lifestyle of him. before taking treatment he is facing difficulties during the harvesting season and during change in weather. this year he faced nothing and everything is going very easy. Thank you Dr Batras and karnal clinic team. Staff is also good at karnal clinic very cooperative. will recomend my family and friends to take treatment from Dr Batras.

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