We all get infections at some time or other.
When sick, we want a medicine that will help us feel better, preferably without side effects such as thrush and sick stomach. We want a medicine that repairs our immune system and helps us become strong and healthy. When we get well we want to stay well and not relapse with the same thing in a month or two!
Antibiotics wipe out the good bacteria in our system as well as the bad. Thrush is a common side effect of a course of antibiotics. They can leave our bodies more susceptible to repeat infections. The overuse and inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics are causing a major problem with the development of super bugs which are antibiotic resistant.
Babies immune systems are not fully developed. Creches and schools by their nature provide more opportunity to catch viruses and infections. When our children get sick and need to stay home, it can be difficult for working parents to get the time off needed.
Homeopathic medicines don’t cause an imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in our bodies, don’t cause thrush and don’t cause antibiotic resistant bugs. They stimulate the body’s natural ability to heal, gently, powerfully and long lasting.
A multi-centred international study found that homeopathic treatment in primary care was non-inferior to conventional treatment for acute upper respiratory and ear complaints. The study evaluated 1577 patients receiving either homeopathic or conventional treatment in a total of 57 primary care practices in 8 countries (Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom and USA). For the full details of the trial read here Upper respiratory tract infections
Vomiting bugs and diarrhea do the rounds every year and some people are more susceptible than others. Some people choose to use Homeopathy during the acute stage of the illness and also as a preventative. Read here for more information from clinical trials and outcomes in childhood diarrhea.
Read my post on alternatives for antibiotics here.