Is it possible to go to the bath in acute pneumonia?
Many patients on doctor's appointment by asking me to go to the bath in pneumonia? Older people who have bath is the remedy for all ills, saying that the man is a good relax in the bath birch broom as pneumonia immediately pass. Meanwhile, pneumonia (especially acute) is a very serious disease that without treatment can lead to serious complications and even death. The number of deaths the disease is one of the first places. So is it possible to hurt bath in pneumonia?
What is pneumonia?
In order to answer the question whether the bath in pneumonia, it is necessary to understand what constitutes this disease.
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung tissue, which often affects the alveoli, bronchioles or bronchi. Different disease is called pneumonia. It is a disease of an infectious nature, that is, it provoked a variety of pathogens - bacteria.
In medicine, pneumonia can be divided into community-acquired, atypical, aspiration and hospital.
Aspiration pneumonia develops when injected into the airway of foreign objects. SARS is a disease with specific pathogens - chlamydia, Mycoplasma and others.
Community-acquired pneumonia is the most common.
The development of the disease often provoke the viruses. Many familiar with this picture: started sneezing, coughing, fever, the doctor diagnosed a respiratory infection. It becomes a favorable factor for the development of pathogenic bacterial flora. After some time, a person increases the body temperature, begins the exhausting cough. This means that a complication of SARS in the form of pneumonia. Other manifestations of the disease include:
- chest pain;
- shortness of breath;
- weakness, fatigue;
- breathing becomes shallow, audible wheezing.
In pneumonia antipyretic drugs are bad, the temperature is long and hard.
If you suspect the disease, the patient must take blood and urine tests and an x-ray of the lungs. It will help in accurate diagnosis and determining effective treatment regimens.
The disease is treated with antibiotics. In parallel the patient to take medication, thinning and removing phlegm.
Why in the bath?
Supporters that in the bath with pneumonia to go to doare based on the following arguments: in the bath "walk" wet, warm, and even hot air. Treatments in the period of pneumonia is akin to inhalation, which will help to "break" a thick mucus and bring it out. In addition, profuse sweating contribute to early getting rid of toxins poisoning the body. Manipulation of the broom will allow you to "disperse" the blood and improve the blood circulation and speed up recovery.
These arguments are hardly scientific. Maybe in the old days, when the level of medicine was quite low, in the Russian countryside and was treated for pneumonia a bathhouse. But then the mortality from this disease was almost 100%. Any doctor will insist that in the acute period of the disease is to abstain not only from a hike in the bath, but bathing in the tub. And here's why.
Why bath in pneumonia contraindicated?
There are several reasons.
- In pneumonia the body temperature and so reaches transcendent heights, and bath with its hot air on the top shelves of the temperature jumps up to 70 degrees) can only increase. Besides, in the conditions of severe moisture stress on the heart is doubled, it can not cope, and then a trip to the bathhouse will result in a heart attack.
- As mentioned above, the development of pneumonia provides bacteria that, at elevated ambient temperature begin to multiply rapidly: high room temperature causes heating of the body and vasodilation, blood flow increases, therefore, increases the speed of movement of the bacteria throughout the body. The disease is aggravated.
- In the warm air sharply increases the heat of the body. As a result, after the procedure, the body temperature will drop slightly, but after some time it will rise even higher.
- Pneumonia - a very serious burden to any body. It is weakened. And the bath is extreme conditions that will make you and so weakened the body to work hard.
Reasons that doctors called in the favour to visit the bath during illness, a little bit. But they are very good.
On the bath is better to forget?
No, forget about the bath is not necessary. If the body temperature has normalized and is kept in the normal range more than 5 days, to allow myself joy in the form of a bathhouse. But it is with the proviso that the pneumonia is not complicated by other diseases, and attending physician is not against such procedures. In this case, the bath can have a therapeutic effect. Not only it is necessary to use a contrast shower bath anddive into the hole.
And a broom at the stage of recovery is not contraindicated. Good birch, Linden, eucalyptus brooms. Birch broom assists in the removal of sputum from the lungs that inflammation is necessary. Coniferous brooms disinfect the air, saturating it with essential oils, devastatingly active on different microorganisms. It is also very important in the rehabilitation phase after illness. Linden broom improves perspiration, bringing the body of harmful substances.
You can use prepared scented oil. In this case, you need to dissolve 10-20 drops of oil in 1 liter of hot water and pour it on the bath stones (or pipe, if the room is heated with gas). Appeared after this manipulation, the steam healing. They need to breathe for a few minutes, deeply breathing in and out air space.
The bath is better to not organize during pneumonia, and right after it. Nothing but good this event will bring.
The doctors say: if earlier the bath the patient did not attend, immediately after the acute stage of pneumonia to start doing it is not worth it. It is better to postpone treatments until complete recovery.
At the first symptoms of inflammation of the lungs better not to self-medicate and do not "banish illness" bath broom, and to go on reception to the doctor. If the temperature is very high, it is better to call the doctor at home. Bath is undoubtedly a very good medicine.
But to apply it in the midst of pneumonia is still not worth it.