Pediatric Pneumonia: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Breast milk or formula can be given if your child is younger than 12 months
  • Whole milk can be given if your child is older than 12 months
  • Warm tea, lemonade, apple juice, or chicken broth may help relax the airway and loosen the mucus
  • High calorie and high protein diet like meat, fish, eggs, beans, cheese, oil, butter, salad dressing and peanut butter
  • Fruits and vegetables like broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, peppers, oranges, apples and melon
  • Whole grains such as breakfast cereal, whole wheat bread, pasta and rice
Foods to be avoided
  • Avoid white flour, white sugar, and their products
  • Avoid fatty and spicy food
  • All refined starch and sugar, pasteurized milk, all dairy products, all cooked foods

Home Remedies

  • Necessary vaccination (influenza vaccine, pneumococcal conjugate vaccine, polysaccharide vaccine)
  • Breathing warm, moist (wet) air helps loosen the sticky mucus using humidifier
  • Intake of lots of fluids
  • Maintenance of proper hygiene

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