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Alternative natural cures for bacterial infections

Updated on June 14, 2013

Alternative medicine, many people have heard of it, but unless you have always considered it the first line of treatment when it comes to an illness, many will not think it is possible to cure something like a bacterial infection using alternative medicines and will run straight to their doctor for medicine that can take weeks to get rid of the infection.

With alternative medicines there are many things that can be done to get rid of the bacterial infection. Take for example an upper respiratory infection most often this will also affect your sinuses, in this case flushing of the area is highly effective. When these types of infections occur there is a build-up of mucus to be dealt with and the best way to deal with it is to irrigate the nasal passages. Using a salt solution will help to rid the nasal passages of all that accumulated mucus and the things the mucus has trapped making it so your sinuses are clear and clean.

Garlic is a great antibiotic and the best part is it is readily available and usually much more inexpensive than any over-the-counter medications you might have been considering. The best use of garlic is to squeeze fresh garlic but most often when ill no one wants to do that and it is highly impractical in most cases, luckily garlic is available in pill form and can usually be found at any grocery store.

The most important thing to remember when using alternative medicines is that it is a building up of the immune system to fight off the illness now and to protect from future illness. Taking a supplement such as Vitamin C, is great as an everyday preventative but in the case of bacterial infection mega-doses are required to boost the immune system and get rid of that infection.

Milk thistle extract, not many have probably heard of this, but it can help to promote bile production which in turn will help protect your liver and you from a build up in the liver which can causes gallstones to form. How does this help a bacterial infection you are wondering, well when you are ill the metabolism tends to slow down causing a build-up in the gallbladder which can cause gallstones. Think of it as a flushing tool to prevent gallstones and help regulate hormones during your illness.

Alternative medicines are a great way to safely treat yourself at home instead of spending a great deal to get a prescription that may or may not help you. Of course not all alternative treatments will help every person and they are meant as an aid in get rid of the infection, but they cannot work unless you actually use them.

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