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Alternative/Complementary Treatment of
    Q Fever
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Alternative/complementary treatment of Q fever

There is very little literature supporting alternative or complementary treatments for Q fever, but there is some evidence that a strong immune system will not be infected or infection will be mild. The following are strategies for increasing immunity and should only be undertaken with the approval and monitoring of a doctor, as q fever can be very serious and potentially life threatening.


Studies show the following herbs all have potent anti-bacterial properties and may reduce some symptoms:


Certain vitamins may help reduce symptoms or even prevent this condition altogether by strengthening the immune system and reducing risk of infection:


Certain minerals have high antioxidant content and have a protective effect on the body and enhance immunity:


Other nutrients

Certain nutrients have antioxidant properties and may protect the immune system:

Dietary modifications

The best way of enhancing the immune system is through a healthier diet:

Lifestyle modifications

Certain lifestyle factors may lower immunity and provide a more suitable environment for the bacteria to invade and infect:

Alternative treatments

There are no other alternative treatments that are recommended to treat Q fever.

ensure that you notify your medical practitioner of any supplements that you want to take - it may interfere with other medication or conditions you have. Confirm with your doctor it is safe to take BEFORE you try it.


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  Last reviewed: 24 November 2007 || Last updated: 8 February 2009


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NOTE: Mega doses of any type of vitamin, mineral, amino acid or herbal supplement cannot cure illnesses and in fact can be very dangerous and produce toxic side effects and interfere with medicine you are taking. Always ensure you consult your doctor before taking any type of complementary supplements.
Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.


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