Doctors believe this position helps in improving the oxygen flow in critical patients, making them less likely to be intubated or require ventilator support.
India – ‘Proning’ is one such technique, that has received acknowledgement from both government and private hospitals in Chennai. What is proning? As the word suggests, it simply means to make a patient lie in the prone position, with chest and belly facing downwards. Doctors believe this position helps in improving the oxygen flow in critical patients, making them less likely to be intubated or require ventilator support.
In India, doctors from AIIMS in Jodhpur are conducting a larger study on proning, which is expected to go on till October. Doctors, however, said that proning must not be solely relied on for improvement but other forms of treatment too must compliment it. “Checking viral load in CT scan, steroids and usage of Tocilizumab is also part of the process,” said Dr Swaminathan.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
Prone ventilation refers to the delivery of mechanical ventilation with the patient lying in the prone position. Prone ventilation is NOT considered a mode of mechanical ventilation. Volume-controlled and pressure-controlled modes of ventilation are the typical modes of ventilation that are delivered in the prone position. Other modes of ventilation including high frequency ventilation and other methods of improving gas exchange (eg, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation [ECMO]) are not generally administered in the prone position but may be used in conjunction with prone positioning.
Consistently, most trials demonstrate improved oxygenation with ventilation in the prone position. One randomized trial and several meta-analyses also suggest a mortality benefit in those with severe ARDS.
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Some oils may relieve symptoms, such as:
- a cough
Essential oils are an alternative treatment for sinus congestion that occurs due to:
- the common cold
Examples and articles / video material
Use bluegum oil (Eucalyptus) – Tea tree oil
Researchers in a 2009 study found that 1,8 cineole, which is the main component of eucalyptus oil, is an effective and safe treatment for sinusitis that doesn’t include antibiotics. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), 1,8 cineole helps clear the air of bacteria and other microbes.
There isn’t a lot of reliable research about essential oils and sinus congestion. Some studies suggest specific essential oils may relieve symptoms.
A 2006 review found that tea tree, or melaleuca, oil has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties. Because sinus tissue inflammation and bacteria are often the culprits of sinus congestion, tea tree oil may help.
Researchers in a 2009 study found that 1,8 cineole, which is the main component of eucalyptus oil, is an effective and safe treatment for sinusitis that doesn’t include antibiotics. According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy (NAHA), 1,8 cineole helps clear the air of bacteria and other microbes. It can also help clear airways of mucus and is a natural cough suppressant.
The main compound in peppermint oil is menthol. Menthol is in certain OTC remedies, such as vapor rubs, lozenges, and nasal inhalers. Studies show menthol may be more likely to increase congestion than decrease it. Menthol produces a cooling sensation, leading users to believe their nasal passages are clearer and they’re breathing better, even though the passages are still congested.
Because oregano oil has antibacterial and antifungal properties, it may help sinus congestion in theory. No published trials exist. Evidence supporting the oil’s effectiveness is anecdotal.
How to use essential oils to relieve congestion
The best way to use essential oils to relieve a stuffy nose is through inhalation. You can inhale oils in a number of ways.
Steam inhalation involves combining essential oils with hot water to create therapeutic steam. NAHA recommends adding three to seven drops of essential oil to boiling water in a large pot or heatproof bowl. Use a towel to cover your head, and breathe through your nose for no more than two minutes at a time. Keep your eyes closed to prevent eye irritation.
Direct inhalation refers to inhaling the essential oil right from the bottle. You may also add a drop of oil to a handkerchief, cotton ball, or inhaler tube, and breathe it in.
Diffusers disperse essential oils throughout the air, allowing them to dilute before being inhaled. This is a less potent method of inhalation.
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus), known as Blue Gum, is the most commonly used and economical of the Eucalyptus oils. It is reported to hold antiseptic, antimicrobial and antiviral properties, having a positive effect on arthritis, bronchitis, catarrh, cold sores, colds, coughing, fever, flu, poor circulation, and sinusitis. It is also claimed to alleviate common lung ailments. Eucalyptus is also used as an insect repellant.
Eucalyptus oil is available as an essential oil that is used as a medicine to treat a variety of common diseases and conditions including nasal congestion, asthma, and as a tick repellant. Diluted eucalyptus oil may also be applied to the skin as a remedy for health problems such as arthritis and skin ulcers.
You can drink pineapple juice – or ginger with honey and lemon, or warm hot water.
Vitamin C, Vitamin D and COVID – Prevention of COVID Does colder temperature make you more prone to getting a cold Or COVID? Most health experts agree that people spend more time indoors and in close contact with other people when it’s cold, which likely increases germs spread. Also, experts believe that our immune system may be more active when our body is warmer, as in during the summer months.
The pneumonia and lung damage is the major complication of COVID and the reason people with COVID get admitted to the hospital and may end up in the ICU. If you are at home and have COVID and start to have lung symptoms, the PRONE POSITION with deep coughing, is a great additional measure to help your lungs, improve oxygen delivery and reduce the risk of complications of COVID pneumonia. I care for COVID patients in the hospital and ICU. I personally had COVID pneumonia as well. it is a serious virus, yet this simple measure may help your lungs fight the virus. Stay healthy and safe and share as well.
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