With much of the northern hemisphere already sneezing and blowing, here are some timely Homeopathic Tips for Colds and Allergies suggestions from our homeopathic experts.
Homeopathic remedies can help with the short-term symptoms of both colds and allergies. Because we base our remedy choices by matching symptoms to the proper remedy, and colds and allergies often share similar symptoms, it’s possible to gain relief of either without necessarily knowing which it is.
Grab and Go with Combination Remedies
Some wonderful combination homeopathic remedies are available over the counter as well as through our office for cold and allergy symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, stuffiness, mild fever and body aches, sore throat and cough. These combination remedies usually contain a broad enough spectrum of remedies to cover the most common symptoms or combinations of cold, flu, or cough related symptoms to work well as an easy “grab and go” approach.
Try your hand at classical homeopathy armed with a remedy kit and a bit of knowledge
If you wish to try your hand at a few single remedies, here are a couple of our favorites. These remedies can be purchased over the counter at most health food stores, are included in our custom 50 remedy homeopathic remedy kit (available through our office) and it won’t matter whether your sniffles and snorts are from a cold or allergies, if they match how you feel:
Allium cepa: made from red onion, this remedy can help you when you have all the head cold or allergy symptoms that look just like you’ve peeled an onion! Red rims around the watery, burning eyes, runny, burning, thin nasal discharge, lots of sneezing, and a craving for fresh air characterize the symptoms this stand-by remedy can help.
Euphrasia: for stuffy, congested, packed sinuses with constantly watering eyes, red, swollen and burning of the upper lip, post-nasal discharges in the morning that are so difficult to hawk up that you sometimes gag, grab Euphrasia. It’s also great for coughs that are so hard and long you may gag.
Nux vomica: Irritability, impatience, and a general grumpiness coupled with copious sneezing and fevers with a need to be constantly covered mark this remedy. It also helps with “stomach flu” nausea, hangovers (!) or constipation. A great all-around remedy to keep on hand.
Pulsatilla: Whine, whine, whine is the stellar attitude in those who need this remedy. It helps with bland, yellow discharges from the nose, ears or throat, with a dry mouth, but little thirst. Also great for ear pain from the congestion of a cold.
Still not finding the answer? We’re here to help.
A simple 15-30 minute minor illness consultation and a few remedies from our office may get you back in the pink with simple colds or flu symptoms. If you’d like to be able to call on us immediately during cold and flu season, you can even send in your paperwork for your family early, with a note that you only seek our care on an “as-needed” basis. And if you’re fed up with allergies, our sequential homeopathy approach can combine detoxification from heavy metals which can be behind many allergies, while offering supportive symptom relief as needed and desensitization remedies for common allergy triggers as well.
Grab ‘n’ go, do-it-yourself, need to buy a family kit, or call in the cavalry, we are just a phone call away!