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CBD oil and chest infections

Does anyone have any experience of using CBD oil with recurrent chest infections? I've read that it can help fight antibiotic resistant bacteria .

My mum is suffering with bronchiectasis and is currently fighting a nasty chest infection.

We're finding that some antibiotics are not working at all these days. Other than a miracle cure, we're looking for some other effective treatment .

Thanks for reading 👍🏼

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i have some cbd oil fromholland and barret- its only a smallbottle but i took itwhilehaving flue bad, do resaerch of contraidications as everyoe is different but i watched a seminar lately of cbd oil doing wonders. [Edited by moderator]

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Just the same as drinking hemp milk. Yet being a lot cheaper at £1 a litre from Sainsbury’s and a better taste.

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I am also thinking about taking CBD oil. I am having similar problems with repeated chest infections. Apparently Holland and Barrett is so weak. Look on Facebook under cannabis oils success stories. You can get lots of info their. I feel I need to try something else.

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I hope you have some luck too💗

Over prescription of antibiotics are causing major issues, and no one seems interested in developing new antibiotics.

It may seem like clutching at straws, but when it has such a major impact on your life, you're willing to try anything!

I had hoped someone had tried it in a neb or something , to good effect! I'll have to do a bit more research on the net xxx

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Hey Annie any luck with cbs oil and doesn’t it have to be a certain strength in percentage terms to have an impact. Also we’re do you buy it

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I was diagnosed with copd in 2013. I was first admitted to Alder Hay hospital, in 1958, at a year old with breathing issues and whenever I was poorly it was always chest related. At school the BCG test given prior to injection, made my arm swell and become inflamed meaning I could not have the full inoculation. It annoys me intensely that in order to prevent chest infections, in a way that works for me, I have to be reliant on people breaking the law. Good luck with your research and health.

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Hi irishdave and belated happy St Patrick's day. [Edited by moderator]

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I'm sorry to hear that you've been through so much since a small child😔 Interestingly, my mum didn't have her BCG in school either as she had same reaction to the test. Do you feel this has caused you to have more chest problems ? Are you currently using CBD?

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Thanks for that its all new to me i will search and see how i get on :-)

Dave

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PLEASE REMAIN AWARE THAT WHILST THE BLF AND HEALTHUNLOCKED ALLOW DISCUSSION OF NEW AND ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS AND TRIALS THAT DOES NOT INCLUDE DETAILING THE USE OF SUBSTANCES WHICH ARE CURRENTLY ILLEGAL IN THE UK.

THIS DOES NOT EXCLUDE CBD OIL FROM DISCUSSION AS IT IS A LEGAL SUBSTANCE.

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Are you able to mention which substances are illegal in the UK, since I do not know, as I am in the States, so I do not try to discuss them? Thank you.

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i do not think that there are any laws in the u.k prohibiting the discussion of any substances provided that they are not promoted,consumed.distributed or held within your possession if that is illegal to do so.Rules regarding discussing them on this medium may differ according to the terms and conditions of the site.

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its legal to buy CBD oil in the uk , google it I dont think Holland & Barrett would sell it if they were breaking the law

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Correct.

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Also hemp milk is legal, otherwise Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Asda would need to be told.

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Your absolutely right!

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Recurring chest infections. What other meds’ are being taken. If so check the leaflet with the meds and see if recurring infections are a side effect that affect SOME people. Worked for me. Best of luck

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Have you been using CBD?

She's taking mucodyne , colomycin via neb, sabutrimol and saline nebs too (as and when needed).

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There is only salbutamol I recognise from those you have listed and it wasn’t my problem so sorry I can’t help. Seratide was changed to Fostair helped me.

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I take it daily, I get mine from Amazon. It doesn't affect everyone the same. In my case it doesn't help with recurring chest infection (the best thing for that is taking Azithromycin 3 times a week )

It doesn't help my pain either. But it does help my anxiety levels a lot.

The legal stuff sold in the UK is not really strong enough to do a lot of difference. But if it does something, as in my case it's worth trying.

Good luck

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Thanks for the response. Good to hear you've had some good effect from it. Anything is worth a shot!

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I tried CBD once on Amazon and threw it in the trash, worthless. I’m in US and can order from any state really but my distributor is from Oregon where this all kind of started. Please don’t give up on it dear consistency is key along with starting around .25ml for a few days 2x a day slowly increase a few drops at a time. Start with like 700mg bottle and up. I started with 700 and am now 1600mgs but NOT full droppers omg you’d go through it in a week! Again.25 working your way to the spot that works for you and trust me it’ll be about.75ml at 2x a day second drop take before sleep. Best of luck to you and if you can pm me through FB or want my email just post here and we’ll figure it out together! 😇

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Hi ted what percentage strength should I be looking at

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If your mum is getting re occurring infections then she would need to ask to be prescribed azithroymcin, many severe lung patients take this as a precautionary . It helps to cut back on the rate of the infection and it also helps deal with the severity, she would still need her emergency pack of antibx which everyone who is severe should have in house at all times in the event there is change in sputum colour or tightness on chest. Many severe lung patients know their oncoming symptoms all to well, and its vital to get on the antibx when there are signs . Also she should be advised on the length of course she needs many do not respond well to 7 days and are informed to stay on 10 , all this should be being discussed with her Consultant or they should be advising her...I have heard about the oil personally I take my meds as prescribed and I am very severe and have had success at stamping out more of them since the azithroymcin 3 times weekly, its mostly down to her care providers to decide on this and the prescription needs to be authorized by the too. Good luck.

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