• Treatment of diphtheria with folk remedies and methods

    Д ифтереей is called an acute infectious disease, which occurs with the phenomena of general poisoning, lesions of throat, larynx, trachea, mucous membranes of the nose. Most often suffer from diphtheria in childhood.

    Timely vaccination against diphtheria( three injections in the first year of life of the child and additional vaccinations every 3 years) can prevent infection with this disease.

    Symptoms: pain when swallowing, swollen cervical glands, the appearance of dense films on the tonsils, difficulty swallowing and breathing. More about the symptoms, see here.

    If you suspect a diphtheria, you should immediately consult a doctor to prevent the laryngeal edema, which can lead to death from suffocation without timely qualified medical care.

    Infection occurs from a patient with diphtheria or a carrier of the virus, but the child can get infected through underwear, toys or directly being in the same team with the patient.

    The disease manifests itself on the 2-10th day after infection. Its manifestations have several forms. The most common diphtheria is faucosa. The child first has sore throat, difficulty swallowing, general malaise, fever. At first, redness appears in the throat. Then on the tonsils there are whitish spots. Gradually the spots merge, and the whitish coating covers all the tonsils. Appear hoarseness of the voice and "barking" cough. The nearby lymph nodes( submandibular, posterolateral) become painful.

    With a more severe form of diphtheria, the plaque can spread to the walls of the larynx. If the child has swelling of the tonsils, larynx, tongue, which makes it difficult for him to breathe, this indicates the severity of the disease, and often leads to complications. Therefore, diphtheria should be diagnosed in the early stages and immediately begin treatment. Only the doctor can diagnose and prescribe the treatment.

    What's going on? Most often today there is a diphtheria of throat. At the beginning of the disease, weakness is felt, loss of appetite occurs. The temperature, as a rule, does not increase or rises slightly. Lymph nodes increase and become painful, cervical glands swell. There are mild pain when swallowing. On the tonsils appear dense film, with the removal of which the tonsils are bleeding. When the films spread out beyond the tonsils, on the mucous membranes of throat, the body temperature rises. Develop edema.

    When the larynx is swollen, surgical intervention( tracheostomy) may be required.

    What should do? Patients with diphtheria should be kept bed rest for 10 to 45 days. Regularly need to rinse and process with cotton swabs with disinfectant solutions of the mouth and throat.

    Complications of diphtheria may include myocarditis, pneumonia, nervous system damage and infectious-toxic shock.

    At the first signs of diphtheria, you should immediately consult a doctor.

    Recipes. Traditional medicine recommends:

    • grease diphtheria raids in the throat with freshly squeezed cranberry juice 4-6 times a day;

    • drink warmed cowberry( cranberry, lemon) juice( a glass of juice, drink in small sips);

    • rinse throat every half hour with juice of cranberries, cranberries or lemon;In the pulp add a glass of vodka and make a compress on the throat;

    • cover the neck with fresh white cabbage leaves, changing them as they warm up;

    To attach to the throat 4 copper single-quarters or two-kopeck coins( sample 1961) for 10-15 minutes, this will relieve soreness and swelling. Repeat several times a day.

    It is used after the raids come off.


    1 tbsp.a spoon of honey, 250 ml of water.

    Method of preparation.

    Honey completely dissolve in warm water.

    How to use.

    Rinse mouth and throat.

    It is also useful to eat lemon slices with honey or drink juice with honey to kill raids and quickly heal wounds.

    The use of essential oils facilitates breathing, softens cough, speeds up the healing process.

    With a strong cough, you can drip 3-5 drops of fir oil on the root of the tongue, in the morning and at bedtime. This makes breathing easier, softens the cough.


    150 ml of pure kerosene, 1 tbsp.spoon of salt.

    Method of preparation.

    Stir the salt with kerosene.

    How to use.

    Rinse the throat with strong raids 1 time, if necessary, repeat every other day.

    1. Fresh cabbage leaves are used for treatment. It is recommended to wrap the throat with fresh cabbage leaf. When the sheet is warm, you need to replace it with a new one. It relieves sore throat, swelling.

    2. If you have diphtheria, you need a lot of drinking, preferably if it's juices with a high content of vitamins and minerals( orange, multifruit, apple, grape).You can prepare a lemon mixture. To do this, squeeze the juice of half a lemon and mix it with 250 ml of warm water. With this mixture gargle or drink it 2-3 times a day for 1-2 tbsp.spoons. Apply at the very beginning of the disease.

    3. During illness the child is difficult to swallow and reduced appetite, so the food should be easily digestible and curative.

    4. It is desirable to increase the amount of fresh fruits and vegetables in the diet and puree from them.


    1 teaspoon of chamomile flowers( or calendula), 2-3 drops of tea tree oil, 250 ml of water.

    Method of preparation.

    Grind the grass with pour boiling water, insist 40 minutes, strain, add tea tree oil.

    How to use.

    Gargle 3-4 times a day before meals.