Sepsis or blood poisoning is a life threatening medical emergency. It requires immediate medical attention however home remedies can be very useful as supplementary treatment.
A similar term septicemia was used extensively for blood infection with bacteria in the past, but now sepsis which is the body’s inflammatory reaction to the severe bacterial or fungal infection is more widely used to define the deadly medical condition.
According to statistical estimates more than 40 % of sepsis patients do not survive. It clearly reflects the seriousness of the condition. You simply can't totally depend on home remedies to treat sepsis. Whatever course of actions you take must be used under the supervision of a qualified medical doctor.
People with low immunity like children and elderly people have higher probabilities of catching sepsis, but any healthy person can also get it.
The common symptoms of sepsis include sudden fever, confusion, shock, inflammations on the skin, drop in blood pressure, hyperventilation or organ failure. That is why sepsis is medical emergency and the patients are treated in the ICU first. Most treatments require antibiotics and close monitoring.
In very simple terminology, the infected blood begins to clot in narrow capillaries preventing oxygen to reach vital organs causing stroke or multiple organ failure.
A combination of conventional medical treatment and natural cures can help to recover safe and fast from sepsis.
Home Remedies for Sepsis to Get Rid of Blood Poisoning
If you have sepsis or any other life threatening condition then never try to be your own doctor.
Don't experiment on how to treat sepsis. Let doctors do that. Use home remedies only to supplement your prescribed sepsis treatment.
1. Vitamin C
In a scientific research published in 2010 (Lawson Health Research Institute at the University of Ontario), the researchers found that heavy dose of vitamin C injections found significant improvements in the survival rates of mice. Vitamin C or ascorbic acid fights with oxidative stresses and doesn't allow blood to clot at the small capillaries if vital organs. This saves the organ and saves the life.
So while your doctor may be treating you with antibiotics or any other method, eating citrus fruits such as oranges and lemons will certainly help.
Drink a glass of fresh orange juice the times a day. Take Vitamin C supplements and improve your Immunity and survive against the sepsis.
Turmeric has been used to fight infections from ancient times and it does help in sepsis too.
Turmeric increases the protein levels with blood that fight the infections. Turmeric is also anti-inflammatory so the pain, swelling and redness can also be reduced.
Add one teaspoon of turmeric in a glass of warm water. Mix it well.
Drink this concoction in the morning everyday to recover fast from sepsis.
3. Garlic and Honey
Garlic is highly anti-inflammatory with mild antibacterial and antifungal properties. The sulfur compound Allicin helps to fight infections and boost immunity, therefore is a powerful remedy for sepsis.
Honey modulates the immune system that makes it very good for sepsis treatment.
Peal a large clove of garlic and shred it
Add one teaspoon of honey and mix it well
Eat the mixture daily early in the morning and increase your Immunity. This will help you to get out of sepsis quickly.
Potato Juice is a natural topical remedy for sepsis inflammations if any.
Sepsis inflammations may appear on the skin
Apply potato juice or by potato slices on the affected area.
Make thin slices of potato and keep on on the inflamed area. Rub it slowly and replace it with another slice and continue it for 15-20 minutes.
You can also extract potato juice and apply the juice with cotton balls.
Your sepsis inflammation pain will subside.
5. Lobelia and Slippery Elm
Both these herbs are powerful remedies for external use on sepsis wounds.
If a bacterial infection of a wound was the cause of your sepsis, then the wound must be healed properly.
Both the herbs lobelia and slippery elm are good for sepsis.
Take them in equal quantities to make soft paste with water. Apply the paste on the wound or cut and tie it with a surgical bandage.
Remove the bandage, clean the area with antiseptic, apply the paste and tie it with another clean bandage. Do it until the wound is healed.
Remember Sepsis is a life threatening condition, do not take chances. ICU is the place to be in. Be there, improve your condition and then begin natural cures to recover fast.