At the first sign of illness, many begin to take antibiotics. And not according to the doctor's prescription, but independently choosing in the pharmacy or on the advice of an employee of the pharmacy chain. Most of these drugs should be used with great care, and the stronger the antibiotic, the more serious the consequences of uncontrolled use. Allergies, dysbiosis, decreased immunity - this is an incomplete list of possible consequences.
- - aspirin, paracetomol;
- - "Mukaltin", "Bromhexin", potassium iodide;
- - chamomile, mint, eucalyptus leaves, lemon balm, 5-10% tincture of iodine, menthol or anise oil;
- - milk, sage;
- - pine buds.
Even acute bronchitis can be treated without antibacterial agents. In the absence of purulent sputum, inflammatory changes in the blood, it is quite possible to do with "simple" medications that have passed the test of time: aspirin 0.5 g three times a day, paracetamol.
Attacks of dry cough can be treated with Mukaltin, Bromhexin, potassium iodide, etc. With their low effectiveness, drugs are taken that suppress the cough reflex - Codeine, Tusuprex, Libexin, etc.
Inhalations with expectorants and drugs that thin phlegm have an important therapeutic effect. For the steam inhalation procedure, use medicinal plants with the addition of aromatic and essential oils, soda, iodine.
Heat 4-5 cups of water in a 3 liter saucepan. Add 1 teaspoon each of chamomile, mint, eucalyptus leaves, lemon balm. Bring to a boil, drip 7-10 drops of 5-10% tincture of iodine and a teaspoon of menthol or anise oil. Remove the pot from the heat, place a cone-shaped funnel over it. Cover yourself with a blanket or a towel and breathe in the steam coming out of the funnel's throat. Perform heat inhalations for 5 minutes several times a day for a week.
The use of medicinal plants can significantly reduce the dose of medications, improve sputum discharge and reduce the inflammatory process in the bronchi. Pour a tablespoon of chopped sage over a glass of boiling milk. After insisting 30 minutes, strain. Drink the infusion hot at night.
Pour a teaspoon of pine buds with a glass of boiling water. Put on low heat for 15 minutes. Insist for 2 hours. After straining, take a third of the glass three times a day. The course of treatment is 7-10 days.