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Homeopathy: safe and gentle health solutions for your small people.

 

Is Calpol causing asthma?
There is research that indicates use of Calpol (paracetamol) is significantly related to much higher rates of asthma in children*1.

The Dangers of Fevers?
Fever has its uses. The body creates a higher set point to raise the temperature until it reaches a temperature that can kill invading microbes. The NHS advise “If your child isn’t distressed by the fever or underlying illness, there’s no need to use antipyretics to reduce a fever.” and “Sponging your child with cool water isn’t recommended to reduce a fever.”
http://www.nhs.uk/…/feverchildren/Pages/Introduction.aspx

I’ve always used homeopathic remedies for fever.  Fevers are a sign of an activated immune system. You can find homeopathic pharmacies such as Helios online.  They will advise on the right remedy and send it the next day. It’s a great idea to have a first aid kit if you are going to use homeopathic first aid alternatives. Again, the pharmacies can advise on that.  (* be sure to use NHS or other services to check for conditions that require immediate emergency supervision at A&E or ER). 

If you need information in the middle of the night you can refer to my fever chart for remedy suggestions (unless you are a current patient of mine … then you can make night calls in urgent cases).  Find the remedy that fits as closely as possible and give in 200c potency if you can get it, a couple of times 20 mins apart.  If you see improvement stop immediately.  If you only have 30c, repeat the dose more times, with 20 minute intervals.  

 

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  • if nothing seems to fit or work, try ferrum phos.

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*1.  If you google ‘calpol & asthma’ you’ll get that there is some research out there which shows a correlation and they are not sure yet whether calpol causes higher rates of asthma or whether there is another kind of non-causal relationship between calpol and asthma.