Post # 1
I have what seems to be pneumonia. I had walking pneumonia a few years ago and this feels like that but worse. I have recently started a new job so my health insurance hasn’t kicked in yet so I’d have to pay out of pocket, which I can’t afford. Any home remedies out there?
Post # 2
dreamer1288: are you eligible for COBRA benefits from your previous job? If you genuinely think you have pneumonia, you should see a doctor ASAP. If COBRA is not an option, try to find a clinic in your community that serves uninsured or indigent population, or a physician who is willing to offer discounted prices. The office visit and meds to treat pneumonia should not be prohibitively expensive. Untreated, it can become life threatening or result in a hospital stay that will be financially disastrous. No home remedy is going to cure pneumonia, and the sooner you get treatment, the less complicated/costly it will be. Sorry, I know this isn’t what you want to hear.
Post # 3
dreamer1288: If it is pneumonia, the treatment depends on whether it is viral or bacterial.
Here is some credible information on pneumonia, including home Treatment and when to call the doctor.
Be careful with self diagnosing. You might want to do the Check Your Symptoms section on the more general topic of Respiratory Problems, which wil give you a better idea if you need to see a doctor.
Post # 4
WestCoastV: I’m not eligible for cobra and I called the only clinic in town who doesn’t require insurance and a chest X-ray and blood work to test for pneumonia can run up to $700.. cant afford it. 🙁
julies1949: thank you for the links. So far, non-bacterial pneumonia seems to match my symptoms