When we use homeopathic remedies for viruses, colds and influenza we give remedies that match the symptoms of the individual person. In fact we prescribe this way for most complaints whether it be colds, broken bones or even eczema!
So how do we know which remedy? That comes down to training and experience, but for some acute complaints it can be managed by an amateur. Please remember though, that if this is a serious complaint, you have concerns or your symptoms aren't improving it is best to see your healthcare professional. The information below is not meant to replace advice or medications prescribed by them.
With a little guidance from the indications below, you may be able to find a remedy that matches your symptoms.
By all means these indications are not all of the symptoms related to the remedy, just some of main ones associated to colds etc.
Other remedies to consider
Aconite - symptoms come on suddenly - a good first remedy.
Ferrum phos - symptoms come on slowly, can have a high temperature. Good to take when there is no specific symptoms apart from fever and inflammation. Another good first remedy.
Belladonna - the number 1 fever remedy!!
Selene Homeopathics has made an amazing new kit with most of these remedies in it. Let me know if you would like one and I can have one sent to you. Individual remedies can be purchased by emailing me at email@example.com
Information supplied here comes from personal experience, the Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica by W. Boerike, Desktop Companion to Physical Pathology by Roger Morrison, Dictionary of Materia Medica by John H Clarke
To find out more information on these remedies the Pocket Manual of Homeopathic Materia Medica by W. Boerike is a great place to start. There are also some great books by Miranda Castro which may be more user friendly.
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