From what I have read, the real threat of the Corona virus is respiratory distress and viral pneumonia. The other threat we are facing is not enough staff or hospital beds. How can we help ourselves in our own homes from getting to the point of needing to go to the hospital and thus complicating the issue of tying up the medical system? The governor in my city has requested funding for more ventilators which leads me to the thought if ventilators are what the medical community is leaning on to save people what kind of hack ventilators can we use at home? Now I'm not a doctor (so take suggestions at your own risk and do your homework), these are just my own concoctions based on the things I googled at 3 o'clock in the morning fueled on epidemic madness. Also, I've scratched making anything from scratch, there is just no time. These are all orderable, subpar, yet perhaps wildcard life savers.
NEBULIZING COLLOIDAL SILVER
Colloidal silver is a form on ionized silver that is sold in in a tincture by ppm (parts per million). Even though it is not FDA approved, it is said that CS can cure bacterial and even viral illnesses (like viral pneumonia). The recommendation for amount was this:
"Put 15 cc (three teaspoons) in the included receptacle, turn on the machine and breathe deeply and slowly for approximately 15 minutes or until all the liquid is gone. Repeat three times a day for colds, pneumonias, bronchitis and sinusitis." - Dr. Victor Marcial-Vega, M.D., former Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Miami School of Medicine from 1990 to 1994.
When you purchase Colloidal silver it will say on the packaging what PPM it is. For this purpose you will want to purchase 10 or 15 ppm. If it is uncomfortable you can always add salt water. Silver in large amounts can be toxic, but from everything I read this may be a good short term and perhaps lifesaving hack for the virus going around. Read about the amazing benefits of colloidal silver and how it kills viruses and bacteria alike.
EUCALYPTUS OR PEPPERMINT STEAM
Throwing a towel over your head and holding it over hot steam infused with these essential oils can really help to open up the airways and give you some relief. You can also run a hot shower and put some drops on the floor of the tub. A study posted to Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that herbs, including peppermint and eucalyptus, had a soothing effect on the throat of people with upper respiratory tract infections. These herbs may help break up mucus and ease the pain and inflammation caused by pneumonia. Make sure that everything is sterilized (very important!)
Turmeric in your tea is an anti-inflammatory and can help expansion in your lungs There are a number of antiviral, antimicrobial teas that provide the steam bath as well. These teas with added ginger, lemon and cayenne can give your body and your lungs some aid.
THINGS YOU WANT TO DISCONTINUE DURING THIS TIME THAT CAN ACTUALLY LEAD TO COMPLICATIONS are CPAP machines, asthma inhalers and home ventilators. There is such a thing called VAP which stands for ventilator assisted pneumonia. These things can actually cause pneumonia or make it worse due to the lack of sterilization and the spread of micro organisms. Also things like humidifiers and neti pots may not be that great either for this type of infection and may make the problem worse.
ALSO IT IS RECOMMENDED NOT TO TAKE COUGH REMEDIES OR COUGH DROPS BECAUSE YOU WANT TO EXPEL THE MUCUS AND NOT SUPPRESS IT.