Whooping Cough

Whooping cough cases in the U.S. are rising at what the CDC describes as “an alarming rate”. If your child develops whooping cough, consider one of the following remedies: Arnica: Every coughing spell is announced with crying. Arsenicum: When there is great prostration with waxy paleness and coldness of the skin. Belladonna: The child gets very red in the face with every coughing spell. Bryonia: Worse with motion. Cough worse after eating or drinking with vomiting. Carbo veg: Great exhaustion after every coughing spell, with blueness of the skin, hot…

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Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)/ Cystitis/ Bladder Infections

Urinary tract infections (UTI), also known as bladder infections or cystitis, are a common problem for women. Symptoms of a UTI include a burning pain before, during, or after urination; a frequent and urgent need to urinate, although only small amounts of urine may come out; and cloudy or bloody urine. A person with a UTI may experience pain or tenderness in their lower abdomen or back, fever, and a sense of being ill. Allopathic physicians treat UTIs with antibiotics. These control the acute infections quickly, but do not prevent…

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Ulcers

The handful of remedies below are often successful in helping people find relief from ulcers. A consultation with a homeopathic professional is recommended for the treatment of chronic ulcers. Arsenicum album: indicated in individuals who are meticulous to a fault, chilly, restless, and obsessed about their health. Their ulcer symptoms are worse from stress and anxiety. The pain may be described as a burning sensation, better from heath and from warm food and drinks. Kali bichromicum: useful for people who like to go into great detail with everything. They also…

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Trigeminal Neuralgia

People afflicted with trigeminal neuralgia endure not just the excruciating pain of the illness but also the uncomfortable and sometimes intolerable side effects of the drugs given to try to stop their pain. But the drugs don’t always work, so beleaguered sufferers turn to surgery—which may or may not help. Homeopathy offers a safe alternative! Homeopathy can help with both the chronic condition and acute flare-ups. Remedies used to treat acute flare-ups may also help the person’s chronic condition—that is, it will reduce their underlying chronic tendency toward having trigeminal…

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Travel Anxiety

For many, traveling is a pleasant, albeit sometimes stressful, undertaking. For some, however, the thought of getting on an airplane or leaving familiar territory can cause feelings of anxiety or even outright terror. Gelsemium: This remedy is perhaps best-knownto home prescribers as a remedy for those suffering from the flu. But it is also very useful if you are experiencing anxiety from anticipation—specifically the type of anxiety where you have diarrhea, your mouth may feel numb, and you can’t think because of a kind of mental numbness. Argentum nitricum: While…

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Toothaches

A handful of remedies can help during the majority of common dental emergencies. These first aid remedies can help alleviate pain or discomfort, at least temporarily, until proper dental measures can be received. These remedies are not intended to replace good dental care. Belladonna: take every 30 to 60 minutes when the toothache throbs and is worse from touch or motion (chewing). Magnesia phosphoricum: when a toothache is worse from cold and better from warmth. Coffea cruda: when the toothache is worse from heat and relieved by holding ice in…

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Teething

The process of developing and cutting teeth is something we all go through. For many children that process can be painful and disruptive. Some children suffer with sleeplessness, some pain, others diarrhea, vomiting, fever and/or skin rashes. Homeopathy is a great tool for parents to use to alleviate the suffering of the littlest among us. Here are some of the remedies you can consider for your teething son or daughter: Aconite: When the child has much pain with restlessness and biting of fingers, sleeplessness, crying, fever and heat of the…

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Sweating (Excessive); Primary Focal Hyperhidrosis

Here are indications for 5 remedies that are useful for patients suffering with primary focal hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Sulphur: Excessive sweating on palms, soles, and underarms. Hot, sweaty hands. Warm-blooded, thirsty for large quantities; milk disagrees. Worse with heat, worse with washing and bathing, worse with standing. Body orifices are red (eg. red lips, red anus). All discharges are acrid, excoriating whrever they touch. Prone to itchy, burning, flaky, dry skin diseases. Itching from warmth. Feels good to scratch, but scratching causes burning. Calcarea carbonica: Cold, sweaty hands and feet.…

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Surgery

Know someone who’s having surgery? Pass along these tips on how to recover/heal more quickly after surgery: First, give Arnica – one dose of 200C given before surgery and immediately after. Arnica helps remove shock. Next, after surgery, wait for return the patient to wake up and gauge their pain. As soon as pain is felt, give a dose of Arnica 200C. After 5 minutes, ask about the pain. If it is better give Arnica 200C every 20 minutes, or as needed. After that only give another dose as needed…

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Sunburn

Even the most devout sunscreen user can miss a spot or forget to reapply after having too much “fun in the sun.” If the sun has scorched your skin, homeopathy offers several remedies that can ease pain and prevent complications such as blisters and infection. Arnica: Because there is often an element of shock present with sunburn over a large area, many homeopaths suggest taking one dose of this remedy before giving one of the following. Cantharis: Painful burning, possibly with itching, raw sensation. The burn feels better from cold…

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