Mycoplasma pneumonia – causes, side effects and treatments at NaturalPedia.com

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 by

Mycoplasma pneumonia is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a type of bacteria called Mycoplasma pneumoniae. It causes mild infections of the respiratory system. Pneumonia caused by M. pneumoniae is sometimes referred to as “walking pneumonia” since its symptoms tend to be milder than pneumonia caused by other germs. These bacteria spread from person to person. People without symptoms may carry the bacteria in their nose or throat one at a time or another. These bacteria can be spread through coughing or sneezing, which creates small respiratory droplets in the air that contain the bacteria. Other people then breathe in the bacteria. Although most people who spend a short time with someone who is sick with the bacteria do not become ill, it is still common for the bacteria to spread among people who live together. Infections with these bacteria typically have long incubation periods, between one to four weeks.

People most at risk for developing mycoplasma pneumonia include:

  • Children younger than age five

  • Older adults

  • People who have diseases that compromise their immune system, such as HIV, or who are on chronic steroids, immunotherapy, or chemotherapy

  • People who have lung disease

  • People who have sickle cell disease

Known side effects of mycoplasma pneumonia

The known side effects of mycoplasma pneumonia include chest pain, chills, cough (usually dry and not bloody), excessive sweating, fever, headache, and sore throat. Less known side effects include ear pain, eye pain or soreness, muscle aches and joint stiffness, neck lump, rapid breathing, and skin lesions or rash.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can also cause other health complications, such as middle ear infections, hemolytic anemia, skin rashes, and severe pneumonia.

Body systems harmed by mycoplasma pneumonia

The body system harmed by mycoplasma pneumonia is the respiratory system as it damages the lining of the system, such as the throat, lungs, and windpipe.

List of foods or nutrients that prevent mycoplasma pneumonia

There is no information on what foods or nutrients prevent mycoplasma pneumonia. However, it can be prevented by avoiding close contact with people known to have the infection already, or who are unwell or have a cough.

Treatments, management plans for mycoplasma pneumonia

Natural treatment options for pneumonia include the use of the following: apple cider vinegar, garlic, vitamin C, essential oils, turmeric, ginger, vegetable juice, parsnip juice, holy basil, carrots, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, honey, camphor, oregano oil, dandelion, apples, willow bark, and steam inhalation.

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Summary

Mycoplasma pneumonia is a contagious respiratory infection caused by a type of bacteria called Mycoplasma pneumoniae.

Mycoplasma pneumonia causes chest pain, chills, cough (usually dry and not bloody), excessive sweating, fever, headache, and sore throat.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can also cause ear pain, eye pain or soreness, muscle aches and joint stiffness, neck lump, rapid breathing, and skin lesions or rash.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can also lead to other health complications, such as middle ear infections, hemolytic anemia, skin rashes, and severe pneumonia.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can be prevented by avoiding close contact with an infected person, or who are unwell or have a cough.

Mycoplasma pneumonia can be treated naturally with apple cider vinegar, garlic, vitamin C, essential oils, turmeric, ginger, vegetable juice, parsnip juice, holy basil, carrots, fenugreek seeds, sesame seeds, honey, camphor, oregano oil, dandelion, apples, willow bark, or steam inhalation.

Sources include:

CDC.gov 1

CDC.gov 2

Healthline.com

MedlinePlus.gov

LiveStrong.com

MedicalNewsToday.com

StyleCraze.com



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