Respiratory Disease / Distress
Diseases that affect mainly the air passages, windpipe and lungs are classified as "respiratory diseases." Originally, all respiratory system diseases were known as "colds" and often were considered to be caused by environmental factors such as drafts and chilling. As more information accumulated, it became apparent that "colds" actually were a group of separate infectious diseases having many common characteristics.
- Bronchitis (Acute & Chronic)
Nasal discharge, sneezing, ocular (eye) discharge, swelling below the eye, ruffled feathers; in severe cases: tail-bobbing, increased respiratory rate, and labored breathing (even at rest). Further development may include pneumonia and death.
Several anbiotics / anti-fungals are being used to treat respiratory infections. The doctor will prescribe something that specifically treats the pathogen that is causing the disease.
Cipro is an antibiotic that is used mostly for serious sinus and upper respiratory infections. It is also a treatment for Anthrax poisoning. Do not cut it short, as the infection can come back stronger.
Causes include (but are not limited to):
Typically by laboratory culture.
Treatment & Supportive Options:
- Systemic antibiotics that have been shown to be sensitive to the agent involved, vitamin and nutritional supplementation, and supportive care.
Holistic Treatment Options:
Water Filtration: Most of our tap water is chlorinated and fluoridated, and when showering both chemicals become airborne and not only dry out our skin and hair, but contributes to respiratory problems. Shower filters are relatively inexpensive and very easy to install. These filters remove most of the chemicals in the water, allowing us to breathe easy. Shower filters generally contribute to healthy home environments.
This greatly benefits both humans as well as birds that enjoy showering with their owners. As birds have very efficient respiratory systems, it is even more so important for them not to be exposed to contaminants in shower water.
Clean Air Systems - a must for those suffering from any allegies and / or respiratory problems. Removing toxins, dust and pathogens from the air willk provide instant relief for those suffering from respiratory diseases.
Eucalyptus Essential Oils: Some of this oil's properties are expectorant, decongestant, insecticide, analgesic, antirheumatic and antiseptic. Inhibits proliferation of the cold virus. Effective in all types of fever, lowers the temperature, makes breathing easier, loosens phlegm. It is one of the most valuable oils for treating the respiratory system. According to research, the spraying of a 2% emulsion containing eucalyptus oil kills off 70% of local, airborne staphylococci. Helps with cystitis. Clears up sinus congestion.
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